Busy Brookland Park developer lands another retail storefront

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Cory Weiner purchased 121 W. Brookland Park Blvd. for $70,000. (J. Elias O’Neal)

An up-and-coming player in the Brookland Park development scene has added to his cache of storefronts.

Cory Weiner, investor and developer with Richmond-based CW Performance Group, last month acquired a commercial building at 121 W. Brookland Park Blvd. for $70,000, according to city tax records.

It’s the ninth storefront Weiner has purchased in the changing Northside neighborhood, in which he’s invested around $500,000 for acquisitions. He’s quickly becoming one of the neighborhood’s largest retail property owners.

Since April, Weiner secured 114-120 W. Brookland Park Blvd. He also purchased 119 and 123 W. Brookland Park Blvd., and closed last summer on 125 and 127 W. Brookland Park Blvd.

Weiner said he is still examining the neighborhood for a few additional transactions.

His latest deal is a vacant, single-story, 1,000-square-foot building most recently assessed for $63,000. A demolition crew was on site Thursday afternoon removing the building’s façade.

Meanwhile, work has been ongoing since the summer to gut the interior of his other buildings into shells, allowing potential tenants to lay out their space from scratch. New roofs and HVAC systems will be installed, and exteriors will get a makeover.

Most of the retail units range from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet, Weiner said, although the units at 125 and 127 can be combined into 2,400 square feet for a single user, which he hopes will be a restaurant.

Ann Schweitzer Riley, a broker with Richmond-based One South Commercial, has been retained to lease the commercial spaces.

Weiner said the storefronts, including his latest property, will receive new facades that will tone down the brick fronts in favor of larger windows fronting Brookland Park Boulevard.

Weiner’s investments add to a growing collection of businesses and investors showing interest in the area.

Down the street, Shrimps Seafood Restaurant recently opened at 17 W. Brookland Park Blvd.

Elsewhere in the neighborhood, work is ongoing on Dixie Bell’s at 400 W. Brookland Park Blvd., and Black Hand Coffee Co.’s Café Nostra and the Luncheonette at 10 E. Brookland Park Blvd. are open.

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