A bowling alley once stood here. Blue-collar family entertainment. Off the lanes was an inexpensive bar with a tiki theme and a rousing karaoke night. Gone now, displaced by the commodity driven by zero-down loans and rampant speculation: real estate.
A few blocks away, at 85th and 8th Ave NW, they race to finish these before the mortgages fall through. These shacks are probably listing for $375-$400K.
Before and after wonderful luxe "finishes" are added, off Holman Rd, not far from Dick's Drive-in:
Culminating in the fabulous Dwell townhouses, which will one day burn down in a multi-fatality tenement tragedy: