A sign of possible second chances for anyone looking to make a play for the former Wabash Feed & Garden Store building at 5701 Washington Ave: the leasing notice¬†now up out front, shown here as spotted by a reader yesterday. Onion Creek owner Gary¬†Mosley bought the land early this year and announced plans to turn the building¬†into a restaurant and bar called Driftwood once the garden store headed out to its¬†new spot. At that time, the moveout was planned for June; Wabash owner Betty Heacker¬†tells Landan Kuhlman this month that the new location in the former Mechanical Plumbing, Inc. warehouse at¬†4537 N. Shepherd should finally be ready to go¬†by late October.
Heacker (who notes to Kuhlman that¬†the original Wash Ave shop¬†also opened in¬†a former plumbing supply store) cites unexpected construction and retrofitting issues for the delay, including¬†having to lower the surrounding property a few inches because of¬†the existing warehouse building’s¬†at-grade slab. The leasing sign’s online companion piece looks to have shown up in August.
- Old, New Habits Collide as Wabash Finalizes North Shepherd Move [The Leader]
- 5701 Washington Ave.¬†[LoopNet]
- Previously on Swamplot:¬†Like Wabash Feed &¬†Garden on Washington Ave? Now You Can Buy the Land It’s Sitting On