The big snorts are working and the hose guy is busy where the tracks come together at Belmont and E Olive Way. The demolition of the building that housed B&O Espresso since 1976 is underway.
Before we get too nostalgic for the Spirit of ’76 around here, B&O’s ownership has plans to return to the corner in a few years when the mixed-use apartment project is completed. Meanwhile, you can find B&O chilling in Ballard these days. We used to be friends.
It should be noted, also, that B&O wasn’t the only business to call the building home.
The 1976 history post linked above — and here again! — will also do a good job of telling you about what comes next for the corner.
Thanks to La for the video.