Readers with bird's-eye views of the southwest corner of First and M
are writing in to say that fences and equipment have been put in place around Normandie Liquors, with perhaps the final bell ready to toll. I'm on Super Tuesday duty in "real life" tonight, so anyone with a view (either in real life or via the 55 M web cam
) should feel free post any updates on the little building's fate in the comments.
(The Normandie is on the Willco/Square 701 site
, which in the near-term is expected to be a surface parking lot, followed eventually by an office/residential/retail mixed-use project that little is known about.)
Demolition is indeed underway this morning, as seen from the web cam
and by folks at 80 M and elsewhere.