Some time ago the owners applied to the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board to make some minor changes to the exterior. The Review Board supplied some design suggestions.
Update March 3, 2017
Major renovations began In the fall of 2016 to both the interior and exterior. Except for the color which is now gray the exterior appears to be the same (photo of gray building and outside taken in June 2018).
Update April 2019
The restaurant owners have now changed. The Brickhaus is now Rebellion.
Arlington Hardware Store / Brennan's Irish Pub
The facade from the Arlington Hardware Store at 2910 Columbia Pike , which is now Brennan's, an Irish pub and restaurant also has an Historical Designation. When the Avalon formerly Halstead Building which was built behind the businesses was being developed the facade was preserved.
Brennan's Irish Pub closed May 2017
Lost Dog Cafe and ABC Liquor Store
Before this block was renovated the
Arlington Free Clinic was at 2926 Columbia Pike it was replaced by a new section which is part of the Avalon development. The new section now houses the Lost Dog Cafe at 2920 Columbia Pike and the ABC Liquor Store at 2940 Columbia Pike. Once the Hal stead (now Avalon) Building was completed the Arlington Free Clinic moved in on the 11th street side of that building.
The Lost Dog Cafe specializes in Gourmet Pizzas and much more. In the spring of 2001, the owners of the Café, Pam Salween and Ross Underwood, formed their own rescue foundation,
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, which helps homeless dogs and cats.
Although the address for Days Inn is Columbia Pike the access is actually on S. Highland. In this block there is a very high concentration of business especially restaurants. Most of the restaurants are on the North Side of the street.