Shops at Georgetown Park Set for Demolition Work
After much speculation in the media about the future plans for the Shops at Georgetown Park, the real reconstruction is set to begin with the needed demolition work.
According to public documents., the Washington Business Journal reported, "The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs awarded mall co-owners Vornado Realty Trust and Angelo Gordon & Co. demolition and interior renovation permits March 9 to break down the large sections of the mall’s mid area."
Representatives from Vornado were not immediately available for comment and details of the developer’s plans were not available for review, the Business Journal further reported. "But a public report on building permits issued in March describes the work as 'interior non-structural demolition' to the mall’s lower, middle and upper level of parking garages and to the canal, Wisconsin Avenue and M Street level retail space." The newspaper had also been told by a Vornado official that the aim of the renovation was to convent the space "into a big-box format." igniting past rumors on the arrival of such stores as Target or Bloomingdale's.
Almost all retail tenants have gone except for those with entrances on Wisconsin Avenue or M Street.