I am still at Dundonald Park today, only it was a day earlier than yesterday's shots.
Across from the park on the north side of Somerset Street, there was a store here, the Beer Store. This is not the sort of business that goes out of business... but something happened here last summer. One day it was open, and then it was closed up, with notices of no trespassing, work being done, and trucks marked with damage assessment tags parked at the site. Lo and behold, the building was torn down during the fall, and the site cordoned off. This began some weeks ago, construction gear brought in, the first steps of a new building going up. Whatever happened in that store must have done something substantial and catastrophic to the structure, but I expect when this is finished, the same store will be in place again.
It is next door to a small apartment building. I found the texture of the exposed wall interesting (though I see the work of taggers on it). I have featured this building early on when I got started blogging, and will show it again tomorrow.
That is quite odd. I wonder if once the new Beer Store is up, you could ask them what happened to the old one?ReplyDelete
Interesting, mysterious story William.ReplyDelete
Beer Store? Is there a nice condo for me nearby?ReplyDelete
interesting 'drama' for the beer store.ReplyDelete
This all sounds quite mysterious, William!ReplyDelete
It seems that nothing is clear or unclear.ReplyDelete
Good that there will be something new to see...you'll have to post pictures as the building progresses.ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: it would probably be the first time I'd step in, given that I never drink!ReplyDelete
@Marianne: it just seemed peculiar.
@Birdman: there's no shortage of condos.
@Tex: it did seem odd to see it suddenly shut down.
@EG: I'm thinking something bad happened structurally speaking.
@Linda: I pass by here often enough, anyway.
I love a good mystery!ReplyDelete
I wonder if there was water damage or such. Mold is murder!ReplyDelete
Sounds dramatic, William...ReplyDelete
Very strange. I wonder what the story is. I like that building with the high peaked roof.ReplyDelete
I like the hidden side of buildings, keep us posted about the works...ReplyDelete
Haha, I wouldn't expect beer store to go out of business, either. Maybe they were doing so well that they wanted to upgrade the building :-)ReplyDelete
@Sharon: as do I.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: water damage wouldn't surprise me.
@Karl: or drastic.
@Judy: so do I. It's quite a large house. I think it's subdivided into a couple of flats.
@VP: I'll photograph it again in a few weeks.
@Tamago: not with the kind of trucks that were parked around it when it shut down!
Wow, very mysterious....ReplyDelete
huh, how strange!ReplyDelete
Probably a super large Beer Store will appear - using some of their millions.ReplyDelete
If it's a beer store, I'll skip it. I like the building's look!ReplyDelete
Ah ! un ciel parfaitement bleu, j'aime !ReplyDelete
Bet they had an explosion of good spirits, heh heh!ReplyDelete
Still lots of work that has to be done there.ReplyDelete
That's happened near us William, wonderful small building selling hand make chocolate, suddenly over a holiday weekend gone!ReplyDelete
Strange story, but I hope the design of the new building will fit with the neigbouring buildings..ReplyDelete
@Linda: whatever it was, tearing down the building seems drastic.ReplyDelete
@Tanya: that doesn't happen much. Usually if a building's being torn down, there's some notice of what'll replace it.
@RedPat: no doubt. The Brewer's Cabal have no shortage of it.
@Ciel: I would definitely skip a beer store.
@Cheryl: now that would do it!
@Marleen: I expect it'll take into summer.
@Geoff: it really happened quickly.
@Tammie: we need to bring in Jessica Fletcher.
@Jan: I imagine it might be more of an updated look, anyway.
Sometimes it is as easy to rebuild than to renovate!ReplyDelete
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Sorry my first comment went awry somehow. I was commenting that it was a little bit of a mystery there.ReplyDelete
LOL You are right. Two businesses remained through the depression that started in 1929: Beer parlors (or taverns) and beauty shops.ReplyDelete
what will happen? keep us posted please. love the roof there. ( :ReplyDelete
It's strange that there's no information on this activity. However, it makes for a good story and photos.ReplyDelete
Love the red brick building in the second photo. So classic.ReplyDelete
Now that sounds like an interesting story!ReplyDelete
You could still go in and pretend like you were shopping for a friend. ;-)ReplyDelete
I would imagine the people in the apartments next door would have been quite happy to be rid of the beer store William :)ReplyDelete
Interesting episode. . . .ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
Is that a blue sky? What is that? It's been so long since I've seen a blue sky, that I think my eyes must be playing tricks on me.ReplyDelete
@Janis: it can be!ReplyDelete
@Lois: I find myself wondering if it was catastrophic flooding.
@Mari: there's no shortage of a market for beer here.
@Beth: the roof of that particular building appeals to me. A closeup look, however, says the place would need some work.
@Red: and an ongoing series, it now seems. I expect it'll be done by summer's end.
@Randy: it has a lot of character.
@Kay: I did think so.
@Halcyon: I could!
@Grace: I imagine there are downsides to living next to one.
@Cloudia: we shall see.
@Whisk: it was a blue sky that day!