The Superior Plumbing Supply shop at 1218 Snyder Ave. will be closing at the end of September, according to the shop owner, who dished all about it when we went in recently to purchase a sidewalk grate. The phone number is already disconnected.
If you’ve never seen the store, it occupies one of the largest commercial spaces on Snyder Avenue, with toilets, sinks, and miscellaneous plumbing materials lining the window display. Above the shop are three floors of apartments.
City records might shed a little light on the reason for the closure. The city lists the building owner as the supply store itself, which has gotten behind on property taxes by nearly $20,000, leading to two city liens.
According to the building owner, a developer stopped into the building on Saturday showing interest in the space but no deals have been made. The building isn’t listed for sale yet but according to Zillow.com, the interior boasts 14,800 sq ft.
This vacancy will provide another huge opportunity to develop Snyder Avenue. If you remember a few months ago, we welcomed Landmark Architecture to the corner of Juniper and Snyder and the building on the corner of 13th and Snyder was renovated and is still available to rent for retail use.
What would you like to see occupy the plumbing space? A restaurant? Clothing store? A wishful thinking shop? Let us know what you want to see!
– Austin Case, @arcase
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