Turret Getting Rebuilt Above the old California Liquor Store in Adams Morgan

18th and California St, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails. Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. It’ll also be interesting to see what becomes of the retail space.


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  • That’s really cool. With all the construction happening in this city, you don’t see too many people adding/building turrets anymore. I’d be curious if they are actually trying to turn this into a room with vaulted ceilings or are just doing it for decorative purposes.

    How much would this run? Crazy expensive? Who still has the expertise to build these? I would think that this is a bit of a “lost art”.

  • That’s wonderful. I hope we see more of this. What’s happening to the liquor store?

  • This is a just a rebuild since the owner had let the space get so rundown. Last I heard, he was trying to unload this property for $3mill+, which is a joke. I think you will see a new roof, and then the space sitting there for another 10 years…

  • I spoke to the owner last fall (ran into him on the corner there). He owns the whole building and store, and has been trying to sell for quite some time. I don’t know the state of the interior of the building, but the sale also includes the liquor license, so I don’t know if $3M is too far off of the mark. I do hope something happens with it soon. He’s a very nice guy, but I wish he hadn’t neglected the place for so long.

  • The only 18th Street property more neglected is the “MENS SUI” building up by the Reef. That’s been dormant going on 8 years and used to be MENS SUITS, but the T and the S have fallen off the front. Also, anyone know about the status of the old Dutchess and the Oven spot?

    • RE: the dilapidated building next to the reef. I noticed a MONARCH construction sign on it a few days ago. It looks like it might FINALLY get some work done to it?

      The Dutchess and Queen spot is still slated to be a wine bar. It is just moving slowly…..

  • Building at 2448 18th Street (next to the Reef) is owned by Jubilee Jobs and yes they have started construction.

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