The old Miles Glass site at 8th and Virginia marks one corner of Square 906. National Community Church/Square 906

In late 2010 and early 2011 much of the land on what looks to become the "Saints and Sinners" block bounded by Virginia, L, 7th and 8th changed hands, and two highly anticipated developments hit the boards. The National Community Church, owners of the successful Ebenezers Coffee House near Union Station, are intending to build a combination coffee house/performance space/offices on 10 lots they assembled. Around the same time, a developer has been working to open a beer garden on the northwest corner of 8th and L.

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The southwest corner of 8th and Virginia, during the time that a tire company was operating out of the Miles Glass building. (04/06)

The lot map of Square 906, with Virginia Avenue at top, L at bottom, 7th at left, and 8th at right. The NCC footprint is shaded in gray; the beer garden will be on the two lots at lower right.

A closer and more current view of the southern side of Virginia Avenue between 8th and 7th, purchased in 2010 and 2011 by the National Community Church. (3/3/11)

The Capitol Auto Works garage at 701 Virginia Avenue was the final and apparently most difficult property for NCC to acquire, with an owner who had refused many previous offers before finally selling to NCC in early 2011. (8/14/07)

Just to the south of the garage is this vacant lot at 1006 7th Street, seen here in January 2006. At one point a developer was trying to make it into to a a 12-unit condo building, but the property was foreclosed on in 2008. NCC bought the lot in 2010. (01/06)

These two brown buildings on the south side of Square 906, facing L, were part of the last acquistion that NCC made on Square 906. They back up to the Miles Glass building, and are just to the west of the Miles Glass driveway on L. (3/04/11)

Looking at the frontage along L Street just to the east of the brown buildings. The driveway at left is part of the Miles Glass lot (and leads to that building). To the right is the beginning of the Beer Garden footprint. (3/04/11)

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