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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rent Me: Retail at the Exchange


Looks like the plywood's down and the Exchange's retail spaces are officially on the market. Care to dream about what you'd like to see go here?
Thanks, Drew, for the photos!

15 comments:

ML said...

I tell you what I would like in that corner space... Café Deluxe. With modestly priced comfort food, good wine and a nice brunch, it would be awesome if they were there. Or something along those lines.

Shaw Rez said...

cafe deluxe really would be nice in the corner spot! a tryst or diner or open city outpost would likewise be amazing.

I also think that an upholstery store -- like calico corners -- in one of the other spots would be a cool, destination-retail addition to the area. i know of no such store in the area (dupont, logan, or downtown).

Shaw Rez said...

PS -- sorry for being an MIA blogger currently. I hope to resume regular posting again; life is keeping me burning the candle at both ends...

Chris L said...

Anything but another bank.

The Shaw Garden said...

I would love to open a pie shop here, of course there would be other things than pies, many other delicious baked goods. One day I will open one in Shaw

Anonymous said...

um, does anyone know what the rents are for these locations?

rr446

Anonymous said...

Those rents won't be cheap. You'll end up getting chains. Trust me. Potbelly, PNC Bank, Subway, Maggie Moo, etc. I just can't see an indie being able to afford a Douglas Development property. I wonder with the housing market slump are people noticing a slump in being able to rent retail property as well?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've been waiting for the Cafe Deluxe to open in our 'hood for 5 years now. I thought one of those vacant restaurants (Viridian, Dakota Cowirl- alas all are rented!) would be ideal. They seem to be more suburban oriented. I spoke to the owner about the Logan area 5-6 years ago. He should've listened to me!!

loganmi said...

How about a coffee house that has more traditional indy coffee house hourse (as in please stay open past 7pm for heaven sakes).

I love you Azi's and Cozy cafe, but you guys need longer hours!!!

Charles Walker said...

We need a place where people can go to drink beer and see indie bands.

Anonymous said...

A nice new PNC Bank would be nice, huh???

Kidding!!

I think the place looks great and with the right type of place could be a great catalyst for 9th street...

NO BANKS!!

Anonymous said...

I'd go for a Potbelly Sandwich shop there - we went looking for a late lunch on Saturday afternoon, and the Market had very little to offer, Breakwells was closed, and no way was I going to Subway. I'd like to see a dependable deli/sandwich shop go in there that is open on Saturdays and Sundays. If it's a chain, so be it ...

Anonymous said...

Five Guys would be pretty awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Attack of the "Chains". Just heard that Fedex-Kinkos is on board. Also heard that they are asking a ridiculous amount for the cafe/restaurant space inside. Trust me no indie owned restaurant could afford it. Oh well. Look out for Applebees.

Anonymous said...

what is your source re fedex/kinkos? how reliable is it?