Patch Asks: What Should Replace Anora?
When the high-end, Friendship Heights furnishing store closes, what should take its place?
Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.
In this column, we'll present vacant buildings or lots, and ask you to tell us what you think would be their best use. Forget what zone they're in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other sleep-inducing zoning jargon. If you had your way, what would you like to see in these spots? What would be their best use for the community?
This week, we look at the soon-to-be empty second-floor storefront currently occupied by Anora, which is holding its going-out-of-business sale.
The high-end home furnishings store, located at 5252 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Washington, DC (the entrance is on Jenifer Street NW), will likely close next month, Patch reported in March.
What do you think should move in after Anora closes up shop? Tell us in the comments.