The Egyptian Theatre isn’t the only significant Capitol Hill real estate looking for a new tenant. The corporate merger that saw Blick Art Supplies swallow the Utrecht chain has, indeed, resulted in “consolidation.”
The Pike/Pine character building at 1124 Pike formerly home to Utrecht now stands empty. The art supply store at Pike and Melrose packed up earlier this month and signs now direct shoppers to the Blick store on Broadway. We have questions out to company officials to learn more.
There are no indications yet about what’s next for the former Utrecht space. Its auto row-era home stands abreast a future redevelopment of the Volvo dealership and the budding food and drink mecca of Melrose Market.
The empty retail space could join a market with some notable vacancies around the Hill. The long-loved Broadway Grill space still, apparently, does not have a taker after the restaurant’s closure earlier this spring. We also haven’t yet confirmed the winner of the race to claim the former Capitol Hill Half Price Books space on Belmont.