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Visions for Vacancies: Lafayette Building

Street-level space, which once included some shops and eateries, remains vacant.

The Lafayette Building on Chesapeake Avenue is the subject of this week's Visions for Vacancies.

The building was included in the 2010 . Though office space in the building thrives, street-level retail space has languished. In place of storefronts for shops like Kinko's and A Taste of Philly, are now windows decorated with murals by local students.

No long-term tenants have yet been announced for this space or for Towson Commons. But use your imagination—what would you put in this retail space?

Nick March 07, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Is it possible that this location has great potential for another eatery? - maybe for a specialty unseen? Someone will argue that the very last thing Towson needs is another bar or restaurant (I wouldn't say that, but without hesitation someone will). West Chesapeake has substantial sidewalk space out front, with a lot of natural shade and ample parking a few steps away... but then again, I'm no expert. I'd like to see a business that incorporates the sidewalk space and improves the streetscape.
Josh Glikin March 08, 2012 at 02:48 PM
How large is the space - sf?
Tyler Waldman March 08, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Four retail spots on the first floor ranging from 713 to 1305 square feet.

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