A Swamplot reader writes in to confirm what the sign in the window suggests: “I talked to the people. Said its going to be a restaurant!” This 6,561-sq.-ft. 1925 former food store in the Old Sixth Ward sits at the corner of White at 2003 Union St., just south of Washington Ave. If you’ve got a really good arm, it’s a stone’s throw from Liberty Station. And it’s immediately south of that awkward triangular patch where planning firm Asakura Robinson and other neighborhood futurists plotted visions of a walkable Washington Corridor, with bike repair stations, local retailers, food trucks, and the like.
And you can see that that building is just catty-corner from this one, where the Washington Gym is located (and painted red) and where Alba Huerta has said she is renovating the space at 1919 Washington for a bar called Julep (painted, as of this weekend, white). And this is just a block west of the Caddy Shack, the bar and restaurant replacing the Broken Spoke Cafe.
- Previously on Swamplot: Repairing the Broken Spoke: A New Bar in the Burned-Out Washington Ave Cafe, Planning for the Future of Washington Ave
Photos: Allyn West