H Street Great Street
reports that the Murry's site (north side of the 600 block of H Street) has sold by real estate pro Jerry Schaeffer to Insight Property Group LLC
for $10 million. Housing Complex has a nice map
showing the site, which is actually far larger than just the Murry's. Expect a sizable mixed-use project.
Please no Whole Foods. Anything but Whole Foods! Anything...even Xclusive.
I believe this is a photograph of the same corner back in 1925. Some things change, others don't.
Good riddance. Their produce is so nasty.
It was just a matter of time.
I hope they don't do anything with the property, or close Murry's until Giant is open because there are a good number of people who depend upon them. People who live in the area a lot longer than most people who post and read FT.
Those of us who care about the H Street Farmers Market should brainstorm on a new location.
Lets not forget that Whole foods single handedly spurred the revitalization of the 14th street corridor.
poo poo- I was discussing this the other day with a friend. Whole Foods used to spur development, now they just seem to be at the back end of it. Thoughts?
Whole Foods also made 14th street unbearably crowded and congested which is why I moved from down there to off of H.
Why would Whole Foods open two blocks from a Giant? Is there a precedent for this?
why would whole foods open here?
If you're angry about the beautiful old buildings that used to be on the Murry's site, take a look at what used to be on the site of the Self Storage Building
If an Aldi can open across the street from a Safeway and a Giant can open a couple blocks from a Murry's, I have no idea why some of you can't understand how a WFs can open a few blocks from a Giant. WFs would serve a huge community here -- not just those of us who live near H now and not just the many new residents expected to move into the handful of residential buildings coming to H St over the next few years. Like a Trader Joes, a Whole Foods would be a destination for all of Capitol Hill and all of Ward 6. I hope we get at least one of the two here.
Trader Joes please
Whole Foods isn't going to open on H Street anytime in the near future.
Maybe in a few years down near the Nats stadium.
Down on 14th Street SE, the Harris Teeter opened up two blocks from a Safeway. I never go that Safeway but I occasionally shop at the Harris Teeter.
tom a. said...
"poo poo- I was discussing this the other day with a friend. Whole Foods used to spur development, now they just seem to be at the back end of it. Thoughts?"
beyond the p street location, is that true anywhere else? my understanding is that was a huge endeavor with an amazing amount of community activism to get that to happen.
You know, the enormous obsession many posters here have with Whole Foods is really kinda creepy. It's actually sorta scary. Are these people driving down H with their eyes closed, imagining that they're on their way to the neighborhood Whole Foods they so desperately desire? Do they sit by the window on rainy days, writing sonnets about their unfulfilled longing for a Whole Foods? When having sex, do they close their eyes and think of Whole Foods to speed up the orgasm? WTF is up with these people? It's a goddamned grocery store. It's nice in some ways; but from the way people here behave you'd think each visit comes with a full body massage and a happy ending.
I have shopped at Whole Foods since 1987..yes, that long..I lived in Austin, TX home of WF and yes, I did shop for some things at another local store called HEB or Central Market...but for food items it was WF mostly. No, I did not dream of it when @!#$%^&*.
I think it would be great to have it in the neighborhood, but now that the new location opened up across the street from me at GWU..I am okay. Yes, it would be great for the neighborhood as it is changing and growing..but then it may take a few years for a location to open up this side of North Capitol.
There's nothing creepy or scary about wanting a local health food store in your neighborhood.
What is creepy and scary is your post. WTF was kind of rant was that? Get help.
people imagine a whole foods will class up the neighborhood and bring the housing prices up. that and the healthy food thing. but mostly the money thing...
The produce at Safeway sucks. Aldi is no better. Don't have great hopes for Giant. The farmer's market is great but small and only once a week. WF sells many many items that are not available at any of those stores. It is actually more affordable than the Teeter and Yes and for people on special diets (vegetarian, food allergies, gluten intolerance) it is incredibly helpful.
If there's a Whole Foods, I trust it will have an Xclusive food court area with bottle service?
What about the Blair Shelter? What will become of it?
The buildings that were on the Murrays and Self Storage site were probably burned in 1968. When they were built, the Murrays and Self Storage were probably touted as part of neighborhood stabilisation plans.
Anon 9:14: According to the City Paper map, the Blair shelter is not part of the purchased property.
Xclusive food court! Ha! Excellent. Wait i mean xcl ent.
to a previous poster - no, these buildings escaped destruction in the 1968 riots. The Murry's site was a SAFEWAY and closed when the location moved to Hechinger Mall. Into the 70's Safeway remained and also operated a Holly Farms Fried Chicken carryout in the same building. The garage was always a garage and on/off again automobile dealership.
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