Ground was broken on Monday for an 18,000-square-foot development in the Near Southside area.
The site, will consist of two buildings and parking, separated by an outdoor paseo including a garden and patio. Anchoring the site will be the Magnolia Avenue location of Salsa Limon. Also in the development will be Panther City Vinyl, a new vintage-record store that will also offer new vinyl records.
Developers of the project are Hatfield Properties and Dodson Companies. Architects are Studio 97w and the contractor is Crimson Building Co. The project is estimated to be open by the end of 2017.
Dak Hatfield, president of Hatfield Properties, said they plan to have five or six lease spaces available for micro retailers, six condominiums and offices in the top stories of one of the buildings.
The site, at 1455 and 1465 Magnolia Ave. is currently a vacant lot. It was once the planned location for Citizen Theatre, a planned art house cinema for the area being developed by Spiral Diner owners Amy McNutt and James Johnston.