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 noticeÂ now up out front, shown here as spotted by a reader yesterday. Onion Creek owner GaryÂ Mosley bought the land early this year and announced plans to turn the buildingÂ into a restaurant and bar called Driftwood once the garden store headed out to itsÂ new spot. At that time, the moveout was planned for June; Wabash owner Betty HeackerÂ tells Landan Kuhlman this month that the new location in the former Mechanical Plumbing, Inc. warehouse atÂ 4537 N. Shepherd should finally be ready to goÂ by late October.
Heacker (who notes to Kuhlman thatÂ the original Wash Ave shopÂ also opened inÂ a former plumbing supply store) cites unexpected construction and retrofitting issues for the delay, includingÂ having to lower the surrounding property a few inches because ofÂ the existing warehouse building’sÂ 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.Â [LoopNet]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Like Wabash Feed &Â Garden on Washington Ave? Now You Can Buy the Land It’s Sitting On