Sunday, March 20, 2011

Maple View Deli Closed?

From the looks of it, Maple View Deli (corner of MLK, Maple View, and Pleasant Street) has closed up shop. One can hope that maybe it will open its doors again, but they've been closed for a couple weeks now, with rumors swirling that it is permanent.



As we all know, it wasn't the most attractive or inviting carry-out in the world, but the owner and employees were very kind and the food was good. What's too bad is that I have been working with Maple View for the past few months on applying for facade grant money and getting designs to retrofit the non-so-welcoming building into a fun and inviting one. I even applied for an Awesome Foundation grant to help revive the interior because I really loved the spirit of the place. See below for the exterior plans:


rendering courtesy of DC Historic Designs

Again, maybe this is just a temporary thing, but it looks like Maple View Deli is closed for business. I wonder if this means the owners of this block (own Maple View and the two unpleasant apartment buildings behind it), will do something drastic and awesome with their land...

7 comments:

yummy411 said...

wow what a nice exterior plan. so sad.

Anonymous said...

if you have been working with the owner on grant apps -- shouldnt you know if that same owner decided to close?

Ms. V said...

NICE

DG-rad said...

@Anon, I was working with them on the grant and designs, but they did not consult me on their closing.

Marrio TheBlackGuy said...

This really sucks, I loved the liver and onions! I was actually telling some friends to stop by there if they get the chance.

Richard Layman said...

you need to up your game on the quality of signage. Alas, with the DC Government website redesign, the Thrive Storefront guide to redesign of storefronts is no longer available online. But maybe you can get a copy from OP.

DG-rad said...

oh don't worry, the signage in the rendering is just a mock-up of the current signage ... the plans were to have new signs custom painted, not backlit.