Friday, February 13, 2015

Raze Notices for Adams Morgan Storefronts

The buildings that formerly housed Payless Shoesource, Old City Cafe, and Radio Shack have been labeled with Vacant Property Notices as well as Raze Notices from the District of Columbia. The three business vacated months ago, and this strip of storefronts in Adams Morgan has four properties that were purchased in order to possibly make way for a residential building.
Image of possible residential development above 1777 Columbia via Streetsense.
However, two businesses remain on this  strip (1777-1767 Columbia Rd NW); Burger King and Pho 14. Their leases appear to be safe, as they rent from a different property owner than the soon to be razed businesses. I'm really curious to see what comes of this. Razing could mean a complete tear-down, partial tear-down, or one in which only the facade is saved, or any number of outcomes. Just expect this block to look different by year's end. A lot different.