Paul Del Vecchio of Ethos Development and Josh Bean of Doug Bean & Associates are partnering on an architectural restoration project in the Roseway neighborhood that will restore the former Sieu Thi grocery store – which had fallen into disrepair and become something of an eyesore – to its former glory as a mid-century, architectural gem.
The building at 6920-6926 N.E. Sandy Boulevard was designed in 1956 by Burton Goodrich, an understudy of Frank Lloyd Wright.
“The building offers some classic, aspirational Frank Lloyd Wright features, like the low, canopied entrance that opens to a grander space inside – with skylights and high ceilings,” said Del Vecchio. “We are restoring it and modernizing it a bit and we will stick with a color scheme that is indicative of the era when it was built – but still works with today’s design sensibilities. Gabe Dominek helped us plan the renovation and Siteworks Design/Build is our contractor. We should be done with our restoration in about eight weeks.”
Del Vecchio, who is also developing the Bridgetown mixed-use project in Beaumont Village, lives nearby in the Hollywood neighborhood and Bean is also a neighbor who lives in Cully. The partners purchased the property in June for $540,000.
“We both are really positive on Roseway,” said Del Vecchio. “We just signed a lease for the western half of the building with a veterinarian – and their construction will take a bit longer than ours. The eastern portion of the space – the dramatic corner – is still for lease. We think a restaurant would work really well in the space, but we would consider any community-serving use.”
“We were thrilled to learn about this project,” said Telina Rohrer who recently opened her Mom and Pop Wine Shop down the street. “Considering the condition of the property, we thought it would likely be a complete tear-down but we are delighted that this unique architecture will be preserved. It will be a great addition to the neighborhood.”
For information on leasing the space, contact Mark Piscitelli with Kidder Mathews at 503-721-2734.