The East Crossroads neighborhood is booming with breweries, coffee shops, and even an Amazon-powered cornerstore — but there’s still room for more.
Let’s play “Be the Broker.” Tell us, if you were building this district, what would you put in these spaces?
620 E. 18th St. | 7,048 sqft
This location is restaurant ready. According to its leasing agent, the massive two-story space has a commercial kitchen and saw renovations in 2020. There’s also a 2,250-sqft deck space.
Editor Charmaine’s suggestion: I think the East Crossroads could use an experiential restaurant. Something like a live dinner theater would be great.
The old Busy Bee Cafe, 1805 Locust St. | 4,500 sqft
The long-vacant cafe is said to have been a thriving lunch spot in the 1960s and ‘70s. In 2015, the building was renovated, but the space is still looking for its next operator.
Jay Hawkins, an Associate Broker for Area Real Estate Advisors, tells us there are several groups interested: restaurants with bars, a CBD shop, and a salon.
Editor Charmaine’s suggestion: I vote for a nice restaurant with a rooftop lounge. I envision a swanky space where artists gather late into the night to unwind + discuss their next projects.
1813-1831 Holmes St. | 46,000 sqft
Built in 1910, this single-story industrial building is equipped with loading docks, lots of offices, and solar panels.
Editor Charmaine’s sugestion: Big office buildings are on the way out. I suggest converting it into a mixed-use retail-restaurant-residential space. It would take a lot of elbow grease, but I think that kind of space would thrive in today’s world.
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