Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Coming Soon to a Corner Near You...a Parking Lot

Last week I noticed there were parts of the old Bernstein's Reliable Liquor site that was gutted, with fencing around the site (see photo). Now, as demolition has started at the site, which also includes the cab company around the corner, Southwest...TLQTC has learned from Vornado that the demolished buildings will be replaced temporarily with a surface parking lot, in time for Opening Day at Nationals Park. However, the 7-Eleven will remain open for the time being. There are no concrete plans yet for the site, located at the NW corner of SoCap and M Street, but most likely it will become a mixed-use project. By demolishing the buildings and creating a parking lot, Vornado won't have to pay a higher tax on vacant property, which was recently increased to about ten times the rate for occupied property, while they put together plans for the site and wait out the current state of the economy.

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