Some fluffy pink batting stands out amid the debris spotted this week at the corner of Genessee and Fairview streets, being swept clean of shower-centric nightclub and regular drag venue Meteor. The teardown makes room for work to start on that 5-story parking garage (the one that might be getting the artful crust of 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 behind the Max’s Wine Dive visible peeking out from the left of the shot above, as well as its re-bricked strip-center 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 own demo permits just in time for Christmas, and the club was reportedly well on its way toward obliteration 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 enthusiastic signage identifies the nearby debris piles as part of the drainage and street work underway in the area:
- Previously on Swamplot: Glossy New Views of That 5-Story Parking Garage and Mixed-Use Office Complex Planned for East Montrose; Daily Demolition Report: Too Little Tulane; Drag Show Jumps Out of the Way of Bicycle-Themed Parking Garage as Meteor Lounge Shuts Down; Drag-Scene Landmark Meteor To Bow Out, Make Way for Fairview Parking Garage
Photos: Meteor Loungue (top), MontroseResident (all others)