Thursday, June 21, 2007

Riviera Stripped

The workers at the Riviera have been working overtime lately. Last time we checked, the metal framing left over when the siding was removed was still up. Now that is gone and the bricks are being stripped and removed, down to the interior brick in some spots. As far as we know, the only tenant planned for the building is Bank of America, unless someone with some inside info comments otherwise. Folks, its kind of hard to walk around our neighborhood and not feel like we are in the middle of one of the biggest rebirths of Uptown in a very long time.


  1. Yes, a lot is going on in Uptown. Hopefully, the momentum will continue.

    But, how much uglier is that Riviera building gonna get before it starts to look better!? Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, the windows get boarded up.
    Can't someone move this renovation along faster?

    It's unfortunate that this is at THE major intersection in Uptown.

    I look forward to the finished product being worth the wait.

  2. come on now, you can't make an omlet with out actually breaking the eggs. I do not care how ugly a building gets, as long as it is still getting worked on.

  3. Yes, but even an egg goes bad when it's left out, uncooked, for a long time.

  4. It is a price you have to pay for any extensive renovation work. The Blackstone Hotel has had scaffolding up for the longest time, but I'm sure it will be worth it come October when it finally reopens.

  5. I like the current look better than that of a year ago! It was hideous.

  6. This renovation is desperately needed in a very visible intersection of Uptown. I'm disappointed to hear a bank is plannned because Broadway/Lawrence is becomingg a concentrated area of bars and restaurants. But it's another step in the right direction.