The block-size lot southwest of St. Paul and 33rd Streets in Charles Village has sat vacant for years after a planned development went belly-up during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. With the economy creaking back to life, though, it’s looking like that empty space will soon be filled by a mixed-use development project including retail space, apartments, restaurants, and parking, and which may be under construction as soon as this spring.
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As planning for what to do with the vacant lot in the heart of Charles Village (that grassy expanse between 32nd and 33rd Streets, along St. Paul Street) began to develop, there was some talk of bringing in a grocery store to anchor the space. But that won’t be happening, according to Armada Hoffler, the developer of the site, because Charles Village residents are afraid that a larger grocery store would run beloved local market Eddie’s out of business.