Sorry, I'm all for historic preservation, but really don't mind if this one gets torn down!
Love what they've done with the place! UGH.
Something I've learned in years of watching historic reuse -- it's often very hard to see the possibilities for a building initially when looking at it in a dilapidated, unused state. This building is architecturally equivalent to most of the buildings on the main block of 9th Street, which no one would suggest tearing down now. It has significantly more architectural detail than the building that now houses Vin Rouge did when George B. got a hold of it.
It would be a great improvement just to rip out the vinyl siding and put windows back into those openings. That building still has life left!
1208-1210 Angier Avenue, 1950s.
(Courtesy <a href="http://www.herald-sun.com">The Herald-Sun Newspaper</a>)
1208-1210 Angier Avenue, 06.30.11