Before the November 2009 fire.
178 Smith Street with the shoe maker and hair salon in the retail space.
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.
What would you like to see in there, dear Readers?
After Fire, A Little Yellow Aluminum-Clad House Goes From Eyesore To More Contextual