Five years ago, I took a stroll down East 10th Street, and made a photo essay of my journey. There have been enough changes along the way that I figured an update was due. I took some photos a few weeks ago on my way to Better Blocks, and will add some other updates for some things I haven’t photographed.
First up, I will feature a few buildings that are new within the past 5 years:
This new apartment building for seniors is a personal favorite.
The People’s Health Center:
Jefferson Apartments, which I featured in 2010:
Thankfully, not all of the work that is happening along East 10th Street has been of the top-down, government program variety. Here is what the Tick Tock Lounge looked like in 2008:
And here is what it looks like now:
This building appeared to be abandoned in 2008:
The building has been restored, and is the home to Tim and Julie’s Another Fine Mess:
This place had been renovated, but was empty. It is now home to Green Bean Boutique and Made For Each Other art gallery.
The link above also mentions Pogue’s Run Grocer, which is new in the past 5 years:
This an interesting time for East 10th Street. The long-beleaguered corridor is still not without its share of battles. Many abandoned lots and homes still dot the near side streets. The Rivoli is still empty and in need of major repairs. The list of problems is a long one. But there is a sense that maybe, hopefully, the worst of times for the commercial stretch of East 10th Street are in the past, as the city and neighborhood continues to invest in its future.