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 Sliding from Before to After

After seeing the raze permit approval earlier this week for 156 L Street, the former Star Market (aka the "Little Red Building"), I contacted the building's owner for an update on his plans. Mr. Park (whose father used to own Bernstein's Liquors at Half and M SW) says that his plans are now to build just a liquor store; previous plans to include a second-floor deli have been set aside. He's hoping to get a building permit for a new structure within the next month or so, and expects construction to take about five months. So possibly the store could open next spring, though hopefully readers are becoming suitably cautious when hearing development timelines.
I know neighbors at CHT and the Marriott have been working on agreements with the store, but I haven't heard where they stand; anyone in the know please give everyone the scoop, in the comments. And keep an eye out for demolition of the old building, which should take about 10 minutes once it starts.
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DG-rad says: (9/13/09 12:39 AM)
that's too bad. didn't realize the building was being torn down. And unless they are building taller, it's a loss to lose one of the neighborhood's last "old" buildings, however technically architecturally insignificant.


Ross says: (9/13/09 8:12 AM)
Why can't they just rehabilitate the existing building? While there's no longer any context for the building's setting, I think it ads much more character to the neighborhood in its current form.

It's ridiculous that they would spend all that money to tear it down just to build something of inferior quality. Just look at the new "old" row houses they build down the street. Looks like they used the same crappy craftsmanship that they use out in the suburbs. Not to mention from a sustainability standpoint it makes no sense.


Mark says: (9/13/09 9:04 AM)
Ross - do you have any idea what was here before they built the townhouses? Or why it is being done? Don't become a typical ranting blogger - get yourself educated and think before you comment.


CQResident says: (9/13/09 9:08 AM)
As a person who actually lives in those rowhomes I can assure that they are some of the best built in the city (if not country). The builder has won numerous awards for craftsmanship, including Best Builder, and they are some of the only homes with LEEDS certification in the country - meaning they are "green". They even have sustainable landscaping! Why not live in a high-tech, well constructed, energy efficient home with a garage amd roof terrace in a up and coming neighborhood for less price than you pay in other parts of the city for a 100 year old energy "inefficient" house with lots of problems?


IMGoph says: (9/13/09 10:54 PM)
this is just sad. it's not a good use of materials, it just obliterates more history, and it just seems stupid.


Capt Hill says: (9/14/09 8:36 AM)
IM Goph and Ross - y'all are evidence that anyone can comment, regardless of knowledge or education.


Rich says: (9/14/09 9:12 AM)
Ross - I, like some before me, disagree about your statement with the new townhomes. Have you even walked inside any of the model homes? Like CQ mentioned, you may want to take a look at what's on the inside before you pass judgement (sound familiar?). This day and age, everyone is looking to minimize their carbon footprint, and EYA does it. Saddens me to hear that there are still those who focus on the "outside" then on the "inside."


BC says: (9/14/09 9:06 PM)
Let us not be too hard on Ross. Washington DC, New York, and Boston do have a history of tearing down beautiful buildings and replacing them with garbage. Just look at the Hines school on Penn Ave and 7th St SE. It replaces the absolutely stunning Wallach School that was there before. (All three cities are doing a much better job now.) Also, I used to live in a 100 yr old brick and brownstone on the Hill before moving here and I loved it. I love the stained glass, the slate roof, the beautiful brownstone, the clawfoot tubs, ...you know what I mean.

That said, CQ is doing a wonderful job here. These houses are great and the construction managers make sure that the work is top quality. They are very concerned with their reputations and very concerned with owner satisfaction. Also, what was here before is a far cry from beautiful historic buildings. Not only are these new houses green, but they are a boost to the neighborhood that used to be here as well as a boost to the greater near southeast. When this area becomes a DC hotspot in a few years, CQ will be a big part of what makes this area great.

So, all in all, I believe that it is tragic when old beautiful buildings get torn down and replaced with new ones. This may or may not turn out to be the case with the Star Market building. However, this is definitely NOT the case at Capitol Quarter in my opinion.

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