12 April 2004

The end for Hunrick Grocery

In better days (photo: BAHA archives)

The days of the historic Hunrick Grocery building appear to be numbered. This evening, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will conduct a preliminary public hearing on an application for a demolition permit.

The building at 2211 Rose Street, constructed by George Hunrick in 1908, was later renamed Rose Grocery and served as a small convenience store until 1966. Abandoned for the past 24 years, it now sadly dilapidated. In 1988, the building was designated a Structure of Merit for its special historic interest.

The applicant is proposing to replace the building with a residential duplex. A few of the existing architectural features are to be preserved.


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