May 19, 2019 - The southwest corner of 1st and M Streets, SE, where 99 M now dominates. Excavation began in late October 2015 for this 233,000-square-foot office building project, and the building opened its sidewalks in summer 2018.
Sept. 30, 2018 - And looking at 99 M from the east on M Street.
99 M, Sliding from to August 2006 to May 2019
The southwest corner of 1st and M, a little changed.
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March 17, 2019 - Circa's signage and impending outdoor seating area.
March 17, 2019 - And Circa's tacos-and-tequila sibling, El Bebe, next door.
March 17, 2019 - A peek at the interior of Circa a few weeks after it opened.
June 16, 2018 - The building's M Street entrance.
Jan. 6, 2019 - The building's first retail tenant, coffee shop Bluestone Lane, opened in the fall of 2018. In early 2019, it was announced that Wells Fargo would be opening an "express center," filling the building's last empty retail space.
May 2006 - The northwest corner of the site at Cushing and M streets, seen here in May 2006. The Plymouth Printing Company building is at right-center. (Normandie Liquors is just visible at far left.)
A Skanska rendering of the roof at 99 M.
An overhead view of the footprint of Square 701 as seen from the north in December 2008, showing its proximity to Nationals Park, just to the south. (12/08)
- Normandie Liquors seemed to become a symbol of old versus new in Near Southeast. The shuttered liquor store held out while new buildings like 20 M
(left) and 80 M were built....
July 8, 2018 - .... But Normandie was demolished in early February 2008. The site became a parking lot for a long time, and is now looking very different.