Activity in Grand CenterMarch 30, 2010
The Intersection of Art and Life has been off to a great start this year. Kota Fire Grill is open and with the same ownership as Triumph Grill I have faith that it will outlast its location’s recently previous tenants. Around the corner at 3526 Washington, a new hair salon, Salon Edge Hair and Tanning is open, with a Jewelry Store, Grand Center Jewelers, and a Computer Repair shop, Virtual Technologies.
This retail space is a great addition to Grand Center and I wish these businesses success. Luckily they will be able to take advantage of added traffic from the City Diner @ The Fox which although behind schedule (what isn’t) appears to be well on it’s way to opening. Today I saw this public announcement about a neon sign for the new diner.
Extremely exciting. Another recent move to Grand Center was made by the Veterans Affiars Dermitology Clinic to the retail space in the Continental Life Building on Olive. Today when I went to take a picture of this new office I found an even better picture @ Grand and Olive.
The history of Grand Center is its greatest asset in my opinion and I think this is one pothole the city should not repair.
Also underway is work on the new location of Sweetie Pie’s on Delmar. I’m very glad to see that the ugly facade is being removed to expose the brick building.
Seeing the work here actually started is really great, particularly so soon after the initial announcement. I hope we see the same kind of swift action getting work started on renovating the Beaux Arts Building (Carter Carburetor Corporation @ 711 N. Grand) to be the home of Grand Center’s new Arts oriented Charter School (the Grand Center Arts Academy)
I am very happy to hear about this new Grand Center Development and think that another school in the area (there are already at least 2 in Grand Center) will be great. 2010 is looking pretty nice for Grand Center and I can’t wait to see these latest projects reach completion.