IMAGE via Rob Pate
Rob Pate owns the former ACME grocery store at Mosby and Venable. The property consists of 2 addresses – 2000 Venable Street/701 Mosby Street and 707 Mosby Street. Pate is asking the zoning board to allow retail use at the 600 square foot storefront at 707 Mosby Street.
The 707 parcel has no available parking, and Pate says that he has no prospects on renting any nearby. As zoned 707 Mosby Street can only be used as residence, Pate says. “Which would be lousy,”
Vacant since a fire in 2009, Pate says prospective tenants have proposed using the storefront as a musical instrument store, an ice cream shop, a grab and go bakery, a custom stationary store, and doughnut shop.
The other, larger parcel at 2000 Venable Street/701 Mosby Street is a 1500 square foot corner store that is zoned R-63, meaning that it can by-right be utilized as a restaurant, convenience store, retail, office, coffee shop or several other things with no parking requirements.