Not a Brahmin
- Jan 22, 2012
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It does need serious work. When Elegant Furniture went out articles tried to make it out to be "boo gentrification!" because the landlord was tripling the rent and asking the tenant to pay for all kinds of wiring and HVAC upgrades. My guess is that the furniture store's rent had been static for years (perhaps a long-term lease) and the renewal was catching up to market rate. In any case the building is/was rundown and in need of significant infrastructure upgrades. Workbar will be great in that space.Workbar is moving into the old Elegant Furniture building. I'm glad, since that building looks like it needs serious updating & I like what Workbar has done at their other locations. This also explains US2's earlier call for artists to decorate the space, since US2 & Workbar are partnering in this.
Also, anyone know what the story is with New Asia Restaurant? That place has been empty forever.
I haven't heard anything about the New Asia space. Just been boarded up for months.
Another question, how about the Fiesta Bakery space? That place was condemned since the fire years ago and has a demo permit in the window. That plot could use a 3-4 story building.