I live in Shaw and saw that the bodega on 11th and O was shuttered with its outdoor signs taken down. I met the owner who said he’s going to be renovating the building and is looking for some commercial tenants. I guess he had preliminarily spoken with the Saint Ex / Bar Pillar folks, but he’s apparently open to suggestions.”
I feel like this building has been boarded up for ages. So glad to hear it’ll be getting some love soon. What do you guys think would work here – a nicer bodega/corner store or do you think the retail is big enough for a restaurant/bar like the nearby Veranda at 11th and P St, NW?
Who do you think would be the ideal commercial tenant here?
UPDATE: St. Ex has informed me that they have zero interest in this property. Looking forward to seeing who ends up there.