Friday, May 31, 2013

saved storefront

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have i mentioned that someone bought this old storefront in our neighborhood that i have been obsessed with over the years? developers finally woke up and realized there was an opportunity there. they've been working diligently to create two large condo units to flip.

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where there were lemons, the builders made lemonade. the original 1909 plaque fell and broke to a million pieces, so the developers had a brand new "2013" plaque custom made and installed in its place. love. (another 1909 plaque is on its western facade. so cool.)

Boarded up and falling apart

i am anxious to see what they do with the lower level display windows which have been covered up with hideous aluminum siding for decades now. balancing privacy and honoring the building's past is always tricky. new glass and cheap corrugated plastic have been our solution for awhile now. we'll see what they do.

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