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Old Post Office Building on 14th Street Demolished for New Project

"1919 14th Street"

Demolition work is underway for the residential-retail building at 14th and Wallach NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Demolition started on the old Post Office building on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW this week. The brick building that used to house the branch, along with Yum’s, was fenced off last week and construction signs were posted. Level 2 Development is starting construction on 1919 14th Street, a mixed-use apartment building of seven stories at the southeast corner of 14th and Wallach Place NW. That branch of the Post Office has reopened at the Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U NW.

"Matchbox"

Work is underway at the Arena Stage building where Matchbox will open another restaurant. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The entire block running north from T Street to Wallach Place on the east side of 14th Street is undergoing some major changes — and new businesses. In addition the building at Wallach Place, renovations are underway at the Arena Stage Theater building, where Matchbox restaurant will add another location (wood-fired pizza, anyone?) According to Zagat, the estimated opening date is late September.

Level 2 Development had to make changes to its original design after facing opposition from neighbors of Wallace Place on the height and design.

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Luis Gomez moved to the neighborhood eight years ago and loves music, his dog and photographing D.C. He also has two sites of his own: One Photograph A Day and If She Only Had Thumbs. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos; email him at luis@borderstan.com.

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