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Dear PoPville – What is this Building?

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm 29 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

It seems to be a vacant building on F Street, NW between 9/10. It’s been this way since I moved to the city in 2008 and the entire area has become shopping and eating hotspot but nothing happens to this building. It’s next to Ultra Bar and even has a fancy security cameras on top… Doesn’t seem vacant.

I’m wondering if anyone knows what is going on here?

For a detailed history of the building check out the incredible piece written by Streets of Washington:

The space was then used briefly for a teen dance club called Club Bounce that was closed in October 2008 after a shooting incident nearby. New owners planned an events-oriented venue, to be called the “Museum of Arts and Sciences,” but the new club never officially opened. Finally, Douglas Development purchased the property in 2011, announcing that it would be renovated for retail or restaurant use rather than as another nightclub.

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