Monday, April 8, 2019

New storefront reveal at 300 E. 5th St.

[Photo by Derek Berg]

Workers have removed the plywood from the under-renovation storefront on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Fifth Street (officially 300 E. Fifth St.).

No word yet who the new tenant is. (Anyone happen to know what's coming here?) The work permits on file with the city note "interior renovation of existing store into eating & drinking establishment."

The storefront now looks similar to the other gut-renovated businesses on the Fifth Street side, which were billed as the Shops on East Fifth Street by the broker leasing the spaces in the summer of 2016.

This corner was Mary Ann's for years before the Mexican restaurant morphed into Dahlia's, which was later busted for reportedly serving a lot of minors in early 2016. The corner has sat empty since 100% Healthy Blend (or maybe just Healthy Blend) closed after three months in November 2016.


Carol from East 5th Street said...

The building is in a historic district so they had to get approval from the LPC for any work done (they did. I checked). They did a nice job on the cladding and they restored the bricks on the 5th Street side. Fingers crossed we get a good tenant.

Anonymous said...

If you look closely at the new storefront(2nd Ave.) you will notice that it does not align with the window sills of the Windows directly above. I assume the new storefront is built level so it must mean the building is leaning (toward 5th St.)