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WCP: Gold Leaf Studios Will Shutter in January

As development of mixed use residential at 443-459 Eye Street NW prepares to move forward the retail tenants of those buildings have little time left. The Washington City Paper’s Arts Desk reveals that Gold Leaf Studios, the arts community in the blue & white warehouse building, will have to move out by January 31st, 2012.

Building photo of 443 I St from flickr user Kyle Walton

BicycleSPACE at 459 I Street NW is in the same boat. At the ANC meeting in March prospective buyer IBG Partners stated they hoped to keep BicycleSPACE on the site. But there have been reports that Equity Residential may have bought the project from Walnut Street Development rather than IBG. It remains to be seen how this all shakes out. But many of us hope BicycleSPACE can remain in the neighborhood some way some how.

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