After 36 years, B&O Espresso has finally reached its end on E Olive Way. "He has his money to do his project," manager John Auseth tells CHS about word received last week that the mixed-use development in the works for the last four years that will replace the 1924-built building is finally in motion.
Demolition of the one-story B&O Espresso building has been a long time coming, with plans for a six-story building on the site. I've written about a neighborhood campaign to stop the development over here. But as I reported last year, financing is steadily coming through for exactly these sort of projects: residential buildings on the western slope of Capitol Hill, in corridors well served by transit.
scant BOUNTIFUL at CHS (update: their post says the coffee shop will close on the 9th). But word on the street is that they're going close shop within two weeks, so I called B&O. An employee explained moments ago that they need to "be out by the 31st of December, so the 9th is our last day of business."