Has Lion’s Liquor Closed Permanently?
After talking to a number of people, especially those who have businesses on Georgia Avenue, I’ve been informed that Lion’s Liquor & Spirits at 3614 Georgia Avenue has been closed for the past two weeks or so. I have not been able to discover anything beyond that (Thanks to all who have sent in emails about this and keep them coming).
I have long held that this is one of the few buildings remaining on this section of Georgia that could be stunning if fixed up right. It still has much of its original tin ceiling (under the false ceiling) and is a huge building. It would make a great restaurant or hardware store.
To give you an idea of how large the building is, the DC Tax assessment database lists it at around 9,518 sq. ft. Compare this to the retail space that will be available at The Avenue once its completed which will come in at 2,300 sq. ft.
During Georgia Avenue’s heyday, this property housed one of the area’s larger anchors, possibly second in size only to the first Giant Food Shopping Center that was at 3509 Georgia Avenue. Of course, the old York Theater was once quite the draw too.
Update: Word on the street is that Lion’s lease has expired.Development, Liquor stores comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.