This corner has seen the largest amount of change within the past four years. Â And there is potential for that to continue, with a proposal for the first major mixed-use project along College Avenue to be built since the days of the streetcar.
This recently renovated building which used to house Steck Plumbing is now the home of Sinking Ship bar.Â This would have been a very dangerous thing for yours truly if it happened a decade ago when I was living next door.
The corner is also home to Recess, one of the top restaurants in town, and my personal favorite.
Hopefully, this corner will one day be the future location of the Uptown.Â Two of the corner buildings have been demolished, leaving behind only a pay phone box, which is sort of surreal.Â We’ll have more on the latest developments of the Uptown at a later post, but positive momentum seems to be building behind the project.
This nice old 2-story is now the home of Upland’s tasting room, Paw Patch, and KTF bicycle accessories.
I neglected to take a photo of the recently-closed Just Wing’N It, which was in a former Kentucky Fried Chicken location.Â Fortunately, Mary Owens sent me one that I could use.Â One can only hope that the owners of this place would think about selling it in order to replace this building with something more appropriate for the location.