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Demo warning hung on ‘twin brother’ of collapsed building near Pat’s Steaks

A violation notice was placed on the building at 1305 S. 9th St. — which was attached to the one that collapsed on the corner – near Pat’s King of Steaks.

Notice the notice? (Photo: James Jennings)

Notice the notice? (Photo: James Jennings)

The notice, which is stamped Sept. 20, says that a “bulged front wall” means that the owners of the property have 30 days to fix the issue or the city will demolish the structure.

This area may look familiar, it’s the property adjacent to 848 Wharton Street, the site where a roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow back in February. A reader gave us the heads up, calling it the “twin brother” of the collapsed corner property.

Side view. (Photo: James Jennings)

Side view. (Photo: James Jennings)

The building sits catty-corner to Pat’s, which is of note due to the fact that Anna Olivieri, a member of the Olivieri clan that owns Pat’s, owns the large vacant lot on the northeast corner of 9th and Wharton streets. That one is reportedly under contract. Another Olivieri, Maria, owns the now-vacant lot at 848 Wharton Street and quite possibly 1305 S. 9th Street, as both addresses are listed on the violation.

With this new notice, it’s quite possible that this stretch of S. 9th Street could be home to two large vacant lots in the near future.

Thanks to the friendly neighborhood reader who tipped us off to this story. Got a tip? Shoot us an email at

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7 Responses to Demo warning hung on ‘twin brother’ of collapsed building near Pat’s Steaks

  1. mjg October 2, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    pats and genos are a scourge to the neighborhood.

    • AnthonyG October 3, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      No, just the Olivieri clan. The Vento’s actually donate money.

  2. spf5000 October 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm # doesn’t list a 1305 S. 9th St. address(!)

    • Jim Jennings October 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      I noticed that as well. It’s possible that the building is actually part of the 848 Wharton Street property that collapsed. Both 1305 S. 9th and 848 Wharton are listed on the notice.

      • Michelle C October 3, 2014 at 10:26 am #

        Correct. If you look at the PWD Stormwater map, it’s part of the 848 parcel. So it’ll technically be one big vacant lot, not two, if this one comes down as well.

        • James Jennings October 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

          Hey Michelle,

          The two lots referred to this lot and the one across Wharton Street.

          Thanks for commenting.

  3. Michelle C October 3, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Just noticed the great pink tile leftover from the demoed building :)

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