I hadn’t really thought much about what was going on at 114 Fayetteville Street until recently. I walked by and noticed that the second and third floors have been removed. In the last ten years this building has been tinkered with so much but produced nothing.
At one point, the facade was white with a different window layout. In 2006, the building was empty.
Then sometime in 2007, scaffolding went up, the bricks were painted red (or replaced?) and new windows went in.
Which produced this look. Still, no occupants.
That didn’t seem to work and now 114 Fayetteville is a single-story building. What will happen next?
If you jump all the way back to about 1926, 114 Fayetteville Street was different back then too. At the time, an Eckerd’s Drug Store, in addition to other shops, occupied the bottom store.
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