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Changing Places on South 1st

Yep, it’s gripping, even I can’t wait for the result. But despite that I took a walk around the neighborhood earlier this evening and spotted two changes. First the much lauded Mercury Clothing on the corner of W Mary and South 1st. A purveyor of fine, aka expensive, modern mens clothes, seems to have closed it’s doors. There’s a FOR RENT sign up in the window, and it hasn’t been open for a while.

I have to admit, the minimalist stock never worked for me, and the somewhat disengaged location for the South Congress strip, didn’t bode well. While they had some quality and interesting lines, there just were not enough to make it a favorite of mine.

Second, big yellow building at 2009 S 1st St., formerly home to La Luz, is no longer yellow. The windows are covered, the building has been painted a gentle shade of beige or should that be coffee? The permit notice in the windows signals a new entry into the coffee hot-spots for the South Congress/South 1st corridor. The project name on the application says “Once Over Coffee Bar” and the application is to convert from personal services to a restaurant, putting it squarely in the same space as Green Muse on Oltorf, allegedly recently sold, Fair Bean coffee, just up the street, who’ve recently been offering an increasing amount of food. The building could be an interesting space, it has a decent number of its own parking spaces. It will be interesting to see what they do with it.

Meanwhile down at 1708 South 1st, it looks like the Calavera Skate Shop will be open shortly, the web site is there already.

And thats a wrap. The BBC has just declared Obama for President, I guess as the next few days play out, we’ll see what that really means. G’nite all.

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