A reader who visited the site of the House of Deréon Media Center last night notes an unusual outcome to the demolition standoff that began on the Midtown block late last week. The excavator parked outside the former event and wedding venue at 2204 Crawford St. marketed as “The Home of Destiny’s Child” has apparently been removed — and the building, along with other structures that until last year belonged to former Destiny’s Child manager Mathew Knowles‘s Music World Entertainment complex, is still standing. There will be no, no, no demolition, it appears — for now.
A reader’s photo and video of the scene (above) show only a few mudtracks from the excavator remaining — and Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles, and Michelle Williams still staring it down, unmoved.
As the video camera pans left past Downtown’s skyscrapers in the background, you can catch a glimpse of a more prominent building on the site: the former Rice Mansion at 1505 Hadley St., which until Knowles sold the property to the parent company of the nearby Midtown Advantage BMW car dealership late last year served as a headquarters for his entertainment company.
Here are photos of the standoff from late Friday:
And late yesterday:
- Previously on Swamplot: Demo Equipment Is Now Waiting Patiently Outside the House of Deréon Media Center in Midtown
Images: Diaspora (today’s photos and video); Jordan (excavator photo)
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but House of Dereon is but a memory now, a pile of rubble.