Some fluffy pink batting stands outÂ amid the debris spotted this week at the corner of Genessee and Fairview streets, beingÂ swept clean of shower-centric nightclub and regular drag venue Meteor. The teardown makesÂ room for work to start on that 5-storyÂ parking garage (theÂ one that might be getting theÂ artful crust ofÂ bicycles). Construction on the Fairview District, a six-block project including the parking garage, some office space, and more restaurant and retail spots, is supposed to get rolling in January, according to developer Fred Sharifi (also behindÂ the Max’s Wine Dive visible peeking out from the left of the shot above, as well asÂ itsÂ re-bricked strip-centerÂ companions).
A reader driving by caught a few shots of an excavator and a big red dumpster on the scene, loitering close to the Fairview-facing side where the Midtown Aegean Auto shack was — both the auto shop and Meteor received their very ownÂ demo permits just in time for Christmas, and the club was reportedly well on its wayÂ toward obliterationÂ by Monday afternoon. A view from across Genesee shows that the club’s clumps of privacy bamboo were still standing as of Tuesday:
Some moderately enthusiasticÂ signageÂ identifies the nearby debris piles as part of the drainage and street work underway in the area:
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Glossy New Views of That 5-Story Parking Garage and Mixed-Use Office Complex Planned for East Montrose; Daily Demolition Report: Too Little Tulane;Â Drag Show Jumps Out of the Way of Bicycle-Themed Parking Garage as Meteor Lounge Shuts Down;Â Drag-Scene Landmark Meteor To Bow Out, Make Way for Fairview Parking Garage
Photos: Meteor Loungue (top), MontroseResident (all others)