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Buildings on 14th St, NW south of U Street All Demolished to Make Way For Louis Project

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm 8 Comments

I’m sorta blown away how 14th Street, NW south of U Street is looking right now. The only thing still standing is the former facade of the El Paraiso restaurant. Do you think they are going to keep that facade? If so, why just that one? It’s hard to tell from the renderings but you can see them here. Totally wild.

  • SS3345

    That’s the only facade on that block that was worth keeping. I don’t see why they would go through all that effort to maintain it if they don’t plan on incorporating it in some way.

    • Anonymous

      They do plan on keeping it. Look at the rendering.

  • Mike

    I heard from the builder that the facade is historic and the HPRB is making them keep it. I am all for historic preservation, but looking at this I have no idea what they were thinking if that is indeed the case.

    • W

      Was wondering about this as I walked past the other day. I’d be curious to know what about the facade is historic in value, since its architectural value isn’t immediately apparent at this stripped down level. Anyone know?

      Also, seems a bit ironic they’re saving this facade but planning to completely cover the Fidelty Storage sign.

  • Anonymous

    It’s always so surprising how quickly demolition happens, compared to the actual construction project.

  • So………..Are we really getting a Trader Joe’s there?

    • Anonymous

      yeah, why are they so hush hush about this…anyone know if it’s true or not?

  • what

    Is the icky McDonalds gone or will it remain?

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