Forgotten Block of 14th Street

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Neighborhood News June 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

Forgotten Block of 14th Street

Dear PoPville,
I’m super curious about this one block of 14th Street that hasn’t been gussied up in the renaissance that the rest of the neighborhood is experiencing. I’m talking about the stretch of Fathom Creative to Popeye’s Chicken. Most famously, there’s the Monarch Novelties store that sells stuffed animals you’d win at a state fair. Personally, I’d like to see some drug dogs sniff through that joint because I can’t wrap my head around how it’s stayed open. Most of the second and third floor spaces on this block look like they’ve been abandoned for years. I’m wondering if anyone has any information about what the deal is with this block? Does one person own the entire block of buildings? Are any of them slated to get torn down and rebuilt into new condos? Or will this block lag behind the rest of 14th for all time? Any info would be great!

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