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Visions for Vacancies: Old Gas Station at Main and East

What would you like to see next to Providence Square?

What would you like to see built in the old gas station location at Main and East streets?

Address: 10341 Main Street
Former home to: 
Shell service station
Space: About 38,000 square feet. It borders North and East streets and Sager Avenue
Building history: Service station built before 1965. Closed in 2007, underground pumps and storage removed.
Owner: Fairfax Main Street LLC

The owner hopes to build 25 residential units over a garage on this site, according to a staff report discussed at a July 24 council meeting. These townhomes would be grouped into four clusters with underground parking available off Sager Avenue.

What would you like to see here? Maybe another gas service station? Fast food joint? Townhomes? Retail? Sound off in the comments.

Signorafarfalla August 10, 2012 at 07:41 PM
There are so many townhomes and apartments already here I think we are at max capacity. Perhaps more commercial space. Or a real Diner not Silver City. One like Amphora in Herndon or Vienna. Denny's and I Hop and Diner 29 are just rough.
Jason Nadeev Kazi August 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Maybe a Perkins?
Jeff Carter August 15, 2012 at 04:08 AM
What about a theater? The shape of that lot and the one behind it, with the old dry cleaner, would be perfect, and there's plenty of parking nearby. It might be something to draw people to the downtown area as well, since it's a short walk from there. There are loads of community theater groups that stage shows in schools and churches that could use a professional setup, and I could see there being shows year-round.
DCInternationalist August 20, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Afforable condos would be better than townhomes and create more density.
Taylor April 01, 2013 at 04:13 PM
A bakery (especially bread and pastries), coffee shop, or other retail space.

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