Hampden Hawker: Property-a-go-go

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Friday, August 24, 2007


As everyone knows, the train store on Falls Road, which seemed like it would be a permanent part of Hampden, closed recently. Apparently the owner fell ill and was unable to keep it going. Something about that place charmed me, even though my personal model train needs are few and far between.

When it closed, rumors of what was coming next abounded. Word of a David's expansion was spread like wildfire, but as a new sign now announces: Baltimorebay is coming soon.

What to say. . . well, let's just speculate on other property that's vacant and talk about what Hampden really needs. The discount dry cleaner on Falls & 41st closed recently, and the old salon there is empty too, so that building is for lease. And just spitting distance away, there's 4029 Falls Road that's for sale. It's an odd place, the former home of an antiques shop and it appears to be fully renovated. The question is at $624,900, what is the right fit there? And what combo of businesses would thrive at that corner?


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