UPDATE: We see the comments about Nam Son, and we’re checking it out now. Thanks for the heads up, and we’ll report back.
Bye-bye, Nam Son? It kind of looks that way, at least eventually.
According to an agenda for Wednesday’s zoning meeting of the South of South Neighborhood Association, the committee will be considering a plan to build a five-story mixed-use structure at the Hoa Binh Plaza at 1601 Washington Ave., where Nam Son is located. It would have commercial space on the ground and 35 dwelling units upstairs.
Other businesses are located at 1601 Washington, including a couple of Asian markets and an accounting office. The one-story building, which is zoned “heavy industrial” and valued at $316,500, is owned by a trust controlled by Anthony Bisicchia, according to city records. Bisicchia owns Kerr’s Building Materials at 1528 Washington Ave.
The zoning meeting, one of two with SOSNA this month because of the volume of projects proposed, will be Wednesday at the St. Charles Senior Community Center, 1941 Christian St., starting at 6:30 p.m.
The 82 Yelp reviews of Nam Son are mostly positive, with many praising the banh mi sandwich. Apparently this place is owned by the same folks who own Nam Phoung at 11th and Washington.
For the sake of those who enjoy Nam Son, we hope it will be able to move into the new space if all of this is approved. What do you think of the proposal? Would you like to live on Washington Avenue?
– Jennifer Lawson, @byjenlawson