2213-2217 14th Street, to be redeveloped

After noticing that Mercadito Ramos had closed, along with the carryout space in the same building – I wondered yesterday if this meant development. Lydia DePillis, over at the City Paper’s Housing Complex, has the answer: yes. Interestingly, the owners of Dupont Italian Kitchen (and the would-be owners of La Fonda at 14th and V) purchased the building in March.

Their plans for the space are new retail and office space on the top floors. The building will be renovated and then new tenants will come in. No word on what types of retail tenants will come in, but I will keep you posted. I do doubt the speed at which this will get done, as we haven’t seen any movement on the La Fonda space since November.

Mercadito Ramos closed

Well this is a bummer. Mercadito Ramos, a Latin grocery store on 14th between Florida and W, was a great place to stop in for cheap produce and Latin ingredients. It appears to have completely closed about a week ago. The take out place next door closed and reopened a few blocks away a few months ago – which makes me wonder if there is development slated for the building they both resided in.

However, I haven’t heard any word on developing that address, though there are condos slated to go in the lot at 14th and Florida and of course there is the YMCA development next door at 14th and W.