Here’s the scene from Heights Blvd. this morning, where the former Heights Finance Station — that was the fancy name for the neighborhood’s main post office — lies in trucked-off ruins. The construction fence along the right side of the image lines 11th St. The view from Brie Kelman’s camera faces west, toward Yale St.; the former Citgo gas station now known as whiskey bar Eight Row Flint, on the opposite side of Yale, is visible just to the left of center in the distance (if you look closely).
Here’s a different view of the site from just a few days ago:
Developer MFT Interests plans to open its 2-story mixed-use development, called Heights Central Station, on this site by the fall of 2018.
- Previously on Swamplot: How the Heights Post Office Is Coming Down Today, and What’s Going Up in Its Place; Once Bashful Heights Post Office Replacement Retail Now Willing To Step Up to the Street, Learn To Like Sidewalks; A Peek at What’s Up Next Once the Former Heights Post Office Comes Down; Newly Freed Up Yale St. Post Office Now Being Romanced from Heights Blvd., Too; A Last Romance for the Yale St. Post Office; Jilted Heights Post Office Spot To Move On as a New Mixed-Use Lowrise Complex; Last Chance Looms To Mail On Yale; USPS Now Says It Will Close and Sell the Heights Post Office; This Could Be the End of the Heights Post Office
Photos: Brie Kelman