WASHINGTON (Washington Business Journal) — The historic National Bank of Washington building, long a vacant eyesore two blocks from the White House, may finally come to life, as plans for the Armenian Genocide Museum there have been scrapped.
The Minneapolis-based Cafesjian Family Foundation Inc., which owns the five-story bank building at 14th and G streets NW, is actively marketing the building’s 35,000 square feet to retail tenants.
The retail broker marketing the property is Bethany Kazaba Scanlon of the newly formed Neighborhood Retail Group. The group is affiliated with Borger Management Inc., a D.C.-based real estate development and management company that has managed the property for the past year.
The marketing materials for the space identify a number of possible layouts, including a potential restaurant with nearly 3,500 square feet split on three levels as well as a nearly 16,000-square-foot “flagship retail” space.