East Downtown residents have been following the construction of a 2-story steel-framed structure going up on the corner of Polk St. and Chartres St., just beyond the I-69 overpass from the backside of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Photos sent to Swamplot show some of the framing going up last week (above) and a more recent view from the frontage at 2009 Polk St. (below).
The 10,000-sq.-ft. building (5,000 on each floor) will be home to the 350 Degrees wholesale bakery, which is owned by the site’s developer, Ahnika Mar. But 350 Degrees — known for its hyper-realist cake creations — will only take up 3,500 sq. ft. of the building. The remainder of the structure will consist of retail spaces for lease, as well as some residential space on the second story.
Photos: Swamplot inbox