The long empty property at 2221 N 45th St where Walt’s Muffler used to be (across from the Taco Time) is getting a new lease on life (or at least a new lease). Chris writes:
Just got back from dinner at the Golden Olive, one of our n’hood faves, and saw that the Walt’s Muffler building has been leased to a new auto repair business. Ward & I met Brian, the owner, as he was preparing to open for business in about a week and a half. He seems to be a very nice young fellow who LOVES Wallingford and has some ideas for greening up that corner including lots of plants inside the office end and planters wherever he can outside. He wondered what we thought about planters on the roof with bamboo like the ones next door at the Bagley Lofts.
Helen says she’s heard it’s called Green Auto. Excellent news all around: one less empty storefront, and maybe even a bit of greenery there. We thought it would have made a fine spot for an outdoor cafe, but we’ll take what we can get.
The bad news, though: DOUG. reports that the Henry mural (right) has been painted over. What a sadness!