The last fading rays of setting sun cast a dusty glow over the oak stump in front of 2048 Colquitt St. just east of Shepherd Dr., captured by a reader over the weekend. An employee of Au Petit Paris tells the photographer that the restaurant isn’t behind the removal of the tree, which shaded the French bistro’s front patio; the arboreal departure occurred during the still-ongoing move-in of 2 townhomes across the street at 2051 and 2053 Colquitt (the latter of which is visible above on the left, behind construction fencing). Construction on those structures started last summer after building permits were issued to 2201 Custom Homes in June.
Here’s a close-up of the stump, accompanied by a sprinkling of springtime sprouts:
Just to the east of Au Petit Paris in another house-turned-business is Nails by Mary; to the west lies the Shepherd strip center containing Kumon Math and Reading Center, MW Cleaners, Shepherd Day Spa, and the Neptune Society crematorium.
Photos: Swamplot inbox