What Should Go Here?: Boulevard and Edgewood

In a corridor undergoing rapid change, a storefront remains vacant.

The Edgewood Avenue corridor of the Old Fourth Ward has seen quite a resurgence in the last few years.

On any given weeknight and on the weekends, college kids, hipsters and old-timers are out and about, sampling the food, drink and ambiance of the many restaurants that have opened up and built a good following of fans.

There's the Thumbs Up Diner, Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, Cafe Circa, Edgewater Corner Tavern, Miso Izakaya and Space 2 at Sound Table, just to name a few.

There's also some new ones slated to open like which is making its home in the old Geyer & Taylor building.

So with all the attention the corridor has seen of late, it seems strange, then, that the building at 476 Edgewood, on the northeast corner of Edgewood and Boulevard, remains empty.

The building has been home to a few business ideas. A recent effort had a vegetarian restaurant operating there, but that didn't last long.

What kind of business would work there? What's needed for that area of Old Fourth Ward? What would you like to see there?

morgifer October 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Again?!? Surely you jest.
Randevyn Piérre November 17, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Something that attracts the gay community is probably a great idea too.
Randevyn Piérre November 17, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Ive thought about this for some years as a 9yr O4W resident. I think we have to look past the parking problem (even though that's hard to do) as it has always been a factor, and will possibly continue to be an issue for at least another year. By that logic model, NOTHING should have been placed on the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard, which is now a rock star spot for intown night life. I think we need to look at what is already working WELL for this corner - classy, young adult partying. Here are some of my thoughts: 24 hour Internet cafe Late night restaurant (breakfast, Chinese takeout or some other kind of cheap, cafe) Intimate Night Club Late night specialty dessert spot
Randevyn Piérre November 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Ahhhh! Good old fashioned burger joint open til about 2am. Burgers, milkshakes, fries - they'll do KILLER business especially on weekends.
Randevyn Piérre November 17, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Think about it this way - there aren't not enough places where you can grab some food cheap, quick and fairly easy on Edgewood; especially late at night. You've gotta travel further north on Boulevard if you want a quick burger. If you're out partying late, why not walk a few steps up the block instead of having to journey to Majesty on Ponce or Landmark on Broad?


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