Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Former Retailers NOT Coming Back To Newly Re-Constructed 178 Smith Street

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Before the November 2009 fire.
 178 Smith Street with the shoe maker and hair salon in the retail space.
And now...

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You may remember that last week, I wrote about the re-construction of the building at  #178 Smith Street,  which was destroyed in a fire in November 2009.  The little yellow aluminum-clad house has been rebuilt with a brick façade and a cornice that make it much more contextual than the original structure.
Some of you readers were wondering if the two retail tenants, a shoe repair place and a unisex hair salon would move back in after construction is completed.  That seems highly unlikely.  Just a few days ago, two "for rent" signs were taped on the storefront windows.   
Too bad.  
What would you like to see in there, dear Readers?


Related Reading:
After Fire, A Little Yellow Aluminum-Clad House Goes From Eyesore To More Contextual


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

anything but another restaurant or bar is ok by me.
Surprised haven't posted a pic of the dismantling of bldg on corner of Smith/Baltic.
Wonder what will be built there.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I am desperate to have that great cobbler back. Does anyone know where he may have gone to? I would follow him!