Been a while since your last Kirby Dr. drive? Here’s a look over developer Thor Equities’s collected works — dubbed the Kirby Collection — now standing tall between Colquitt and W. Main. The complex just north of Richmond began rising back in 2015 on the site of Cafe Express and a set of bars carved out of the former Settegast Kopf funeral home. A few pioneers have already settled in the 25-story ribbed apartment tower, shown on the left in the photo above. A boxier 13-floor office building rises at the south end of the block, on the right.
On the complex’s Kirby-fronting side, you can see where street-level shops will move into the Collection’s 65,000 sq. ft. of retail space, north of its ringed entrance court:
Thor Equities announced last year that all-in-one dining, bowling, and bocce ball venue Pinstripes would show up in the building. Since then, the developer has also given word that haberdashery A Ma Maniére, hair salon Atelier Isabelle Rose, and Great W’Kana Café will arrive.
The black cones at the bottom of the photo above close off a driveway that runs underneath the rings and heads inside the complex. On the southern side of the entryway, a curved staircase leads up to a balcony.
Looking east from the corner of W. Main and Lake St., you can catch a view of the complex’s parking garage below the apartment tower and above a lobby for the residences:
Ground floor apartments line Lake St.:
Hancock Whitney Bank, Novum Energy Trading, and Regency Centers real estate investors are the business tenants that Thor says will suit up in the office tower, but not until later this year.
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- Previously on Swamplot: Kirby Collection of Oaks Now Completely Stumped; Watch 7 Months of Kirby Collection Construction Race Into Place in 30 Seconds; Kirby Collection’s Next Step Forward Leaves a Giant Concrete Footprint; They Tore Down the Cafe Express and Funeral Bars on Kirby for This; Signs Herald Kirby Dr. Funeral Bars’ Impending Doom; The Jazzy New Bouquet of Towers Meant To Replace 4 Bars in 3 Buildings on a Kirby Block
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