Thanks to Hustle Mania Clothing’s instagram page, I caught wind of a demolition happening on North Avenue near the train station at around 3:30pm. Bernice Paglia covered the demolition as well, in a first and second article with a good amount of background information.
The vacate orders were for good reason. Long time Columbian Restaurant Mi Buenaventura was crushed by the wall of the larger building, which fell the wrong way.
Considering the unfortunate circumstances, the owner, known in the neighborhood as Maria, left the site in rather good spirits nearing 7pm, when I visited a second time. According to a demolition worker addressing Maria’s theft concerns, twenty-four hour police security will be provided for at least the next two days.