The sudden whirlwind of demolition in Near Southeast continues, as today work started on bringing down the Nexus Gold Club
, but not until after the bulldozing of its neighbor, the old Four Star Cab brick townhouse at New Jersey and K
(whose own neighbors were demolished almost exactly a year ago). This block will be home to 909 New Jersey Avenue
, JPI's 230-unit residential tower; it should be noted that the A1 Tires garage on the southwest corner of the block
(at 1st and K) shows no sign of selling out to JPI, so it appears for now that 909's residents will have no problem getting car repairs. (Glass half full!)
In the meantime, across the way, demolition proceeds apace on Square 699N
, as all buildings along 1st Street between K and L
have now been brought down, including the festive gold, green, white, and cranberry garage on the corner of 1st and L. Only Food and Friends and Edge/Wet
remain standing; if you have respects to pay to them or the Nexus, you'd better do it tonight or tomorrow morning.
All this means three new entries on my Demolished Buildings
page, with space being saved for Nexus and the others. And as soon as Mother Nature remembers that it's April and not November, I'll post pictures of the new streetscapes.