A tipster writes in to say that the shrouded building at 12th and A is gone: "they have completely demolished the building on the northeast corner of 12th and A (where the Raven used to be). They did it quietly, piece by piece, behind the screened scaffolding. There's nothing left but a little bit of the first floor exterior walls. I think i smell another ginormous east village condo on the way."
He includes gory pics of the destruction, where posted permits state only "interior renovation" and "replacement of non-load bearing brick walls." That must mean all the walls, because behind the shroud, that building is gone. Yet the FOR RENT signs remain. Is it a rush job? This angry neighbor sure thinks so.
Here's a peek inside, through the old door of the Raven, now with "newly installed skylight."
And, as a bonus, a shot of the final corner to fill up and its new tenant, Pappy's (?) Gourmet Corner, which replaces the old Metropolitan Funeral Home. I covered the other corners in a post not long ago. So far, nothing fancy (except for the use of the word "gourmet").
But what's coming to that demolished spot?