January 27, 2021, by Thomas Breen- "The last round has commenced at the former 500 Blake Street Cafe, as Ocean Management has begun demolishing the once-popular nightspot to make way for 129 new market-rate apartments slated to be built in the heart of Westville Village. Project manager Melissa Saint told the Independent that demolition began on Monday, and should be done in approximately two weeks. When asked for what exactly is happening at the 500 Blake St. right now, she wrote, "Demolition and prepping for site work." The next steps for Ocean Management's planned development of a new four-story, 129-unit apartment complex at this site on an expanse of vacant parking lots bounded by Tour Avenue, Whalley Avenue, Blake Street, and the West River. include "permitting/site work/build," she wrote. Saint said she anticipates construction to begin in April..."
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