It seems like the gospel recording studio kind of cleared out…at least it seems that way from the street. Anyone know if that space is available or what the word is? I always walk by and see the potential in that great, brick building.
I walked by this morning and it definitely seems like something's going on. It's pretty much empty. Lot's of piles of trash, clothes, etc. From what one can see from the windows, it appears that the previous occupant is on their way out or preparing for some kind of drastic remodel. Anyone know anything more? Could be a great place for Tuogo's new spot. Who owns it?
Last I heard Brian had his eye on the space next to Angie's Tavern for Tougo.
Dourthy owns that building behind Gerladines.., and thats her stuff, I don't think she has any plans to sell or lease.Your better off forgetting that buildong exists. She owns many properties in Columbia City and likes to keep them to herself.Im a way she's keeping them from condo developers.
I'd take a condo (at least a responsible one…if such a thing exists) over an abandoned building any day.
Can't be developed, historic landmark distrcit/Theo Nassar/
Yes, Landmark Distrcit properties can be delveoped, as long as they pass the Landmark Board's ruling. As for Dorothy's "properties", she is harming Columbia City's property values by keeping them as a slumlord would. The building behind Geralidine's is falling apart and it is an eyesore. It needs to be remodeled or demolished. There are bricks falling off of the side into the alleyway. Dorothy needs to WAKE UP and stop thinking this is 1988 Columbia City, it is 2008!
Just to put it out there, my dream for this building would be affordable artist studios and gallery and performance space. It would be incredibly cool to have an open studio event, like BeatWalk but with artists. Have music studios for rent (that are also affordable) and regular concerts, readings, whatever. A community gathering place.
One can always dream …
I really like this idea a lot. Any idea why the owner isn't doing anything with this property?
I was in White Center today and Justin (owner?) at Full Tilt officially confirmed that they are coming to Columbia City within the next few months. He also confirmed that they have struck up a deal with the owner (Dorothy?) of the old recording studio and have even begun to swing some ideas by the landmark committee.
Exciting stuff…if you have yet to experience the greatness that is Full Tilt, do it. Fantastic ice cream, vintage pinball and arcades, and all ages shows (not sure if CC will be getting those). I for one am glad to see the building finally get put to use.
While sitting at Lotties tonight, we looked across at the brick building and wondered when the changes might come.
Does anyone know the Full Tilt schedule?
Ain't happenin' any time soon. Guaranteed.
Full Tilt Ice Cream is coming to Columbia City! We expect/hope to be opening in May, at 5101 Rainier #105, in the building that has Rainier Billiards and Tina Nails. We will be bringing our house-made organic ice creams, old school pinball and arcade games, and a few choice microbrews! If you can't wait to try us, you can check out our White Center location (9629 16th Ave SW) to see what we are all about! We are very excited to join our favorite Columbia City businesses in serving the neighborhood that we live in and love!
Sweet! Thanks for the update.
I've needed a reason to go to there: ice cream, beers and Frogger (you've got it, yes? please?) are going to be that reason.
White Center Full Tilt has Frogger RIGHT NOW! We will be featuring rotating classic arcade games and lots of great pinball at both locations.
YEA!!! As a resident that does not live in the heart of oh-so-cool Columbia City, just a little south at humble Hillman City, I'm very excited!! I hope Full Tilt does well and I'll do my best to support. I love the thought of being able to walk quickly to support a new business that is fun and family oriented. Plus I love ice cream & beer!
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