The bulldozers have finally started to move on the land bounded by First, M, Cushing, and N (known for want of a better title as the Willco site
on Square 701), and, as of late this afternoon, the warehouse buildings along Cushing across from 55 M
are gone, as are the garages north of N and (I think) the Admiral Limousine building. The old storefronts along N are still there, but their backs were gone when I looked. Normandie Liquors is still standing, for now. I've added these first knockdowns to my Demolished Buildings page
(numbers 144 to 147) and I'll be getting some "after" photos on Sunday, frigid windchills be damned. Word is a temporary parking lot will be built on this site; eventually Willco plans an office/residential/retail project.