National Association for Home Care & Hospice Building Space a Drain on Weekend Market Energy

Saturday, August 6, 2011. 8:30AM

National Association for Home Care & Hospice Building Space a Drain on Weekend Market Energy

by Larry Janezich

Never a contributor to the Eastern Market human or retail dynamics, the first floor of the building which houses the lobby organization for the home care and hospice industry continues to be vacant.  After successive first floor tenants of a mortgage company and Community Connections (now occupants of the Haines Building on 8th and Pennsylvania) the space continues to be a drain on the energy of the weekend  market scene.  When built, the first floor  was intended for retail.   Stanton Develdopment reportedly had a retail tenant for the space, but the was turned down by the building’s owner.

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3 responses to “National Association for Home Care & Hospice Building Space a Drain on Weekend Market Energy

  1. anon

    It’s been that way for so long I’ve never really thought of it’s retail potential, but you make a good point. This space (and potentially others) may be more attractive for retailers once the new Hine development goes up.

    However, I don’t know if I’d call it a “drain” — more like missed opportunity. There’s still plenty of energy around EM.

  2. Daniel Buck

    Good memory, LJ. The first floor was intended for retail but the NAforHC&H refused to go along or went back on its promise, can’t recall exactly. Either way, not good.

    Then there’s the Mr. Cranky’s “Don’t Sit on the Step” building adjacent to the alley.

    Dan

  3. Whoa_now

    How big is the space? Is it currently occupied? what is the rent?