Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Change Along Tulane Avenue
About a week ago, I caught a geyser spraying up from a punctured pipe along Tulane Avenue near the Dixie Brewery.
Today, I observered contractors putting in cement sidewalk and curbing across what used to be S. Tonti Street at the point that it diverged off Tulane Avenue just before the brewery.
This evening, a representative from the VA noted that the VA now has possession of the Dixie Brewery - which constitutes the "access" that kicks off a 120-day period in which the VA must secure the building and assess it for structural stability. Only the tall red brick portion of the brewery will be retained for adaptive reuse if all goes well - not the flanking, lower portions that are largely wooden.