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What’s the Story with the Seemingly Abandoned Bemmi Hardware?

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm 28 Comments

12th and Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what the deal is with this hardware store at 12th and Florida? Looks like they closed one day and just never came back.”

Ed. Note: Back in 2011 we talked about this building during a horse’s ass award nomination. At that time I was admonished for nominating them for a Horse’s ass award, really just using the language horse’s ass – but anyway a DCRA rep commented:

“We will be sending out a vacant property inspector tomorrow to the property to determine whether the property is entirely vacant. Under the D.C. vacant property tax law, the entire building must be vacant in order for it to be subject to either the Class 3 or Class 4 property tax rates.”

Not sure about the current tax status but I haven’t seen any movement at the hardware store since.


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