Jul. 28, 2011 at 9:57am

Foremost Dairy Building: Post Nip & Tuck

Update: Images are now linked to full size versions.

With the Sounder construction I haven't been driving past this corner for a while. While filling up the tank I noticed something shiny across the street:

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by thriceallamerican on 7/28/2011 @ 10:17am
Not a fan of the cornicing on the corner section–I think it makes it look too much like new construction going for a classic look–but overall they've done a nice job.

Anyone know if the awesome Foremost lettering will be reattached to the building?

by Nick on 7/28/2011 @ 10:18am
... also, I'll try and get some higher-res images online and link to them.

by fredo on 7/28/2011 @ 10:25am
should have kept the art-deco look, but if it attracts some new private employers to the neighborhood it will be considered a good thing.

by Jake on 7/28/2011 @ 10:26am
"Anyone know if the awesome Foremost lettering will be reattached to the building?"

The lettering is up on the Pacific Ave. side.

by Nick on 7/28/2011 @ 10:28am
Yeah, I should mention this is from across 25th (while I was at the elephant car wash). Glad to hear the lettering is still there, wish I had gotten a better view of the pacific side.

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/28/2011 @ 10:31am
Not too shabby... though I agree with Fredo about the look. I would have preferred to keep the Art Deco awesomeness.

by Joel 413 on 7/28/2011 @ 10:38am
If only they could improve the other half of that block too. Where Neener's used to be.

by Nick on 7/28/2011 @ 11:22am
The new look actually reminds me of the redevelopment of Emeryville, CA (near where I grew up). It was more or less a warehouse district next to Berkeley and across the freeway from Oakland. In the span of about 10 years, most of the warehouses were converted into class-A office space and is now home to the likes of Pixar (among some others that I can't recall).

by NineInchNachos on 7/28/2011 @ 11:29am
I too was horrified by the crown molding, but whatever.

by Jesse on 7/28/2011 @ 11:58am
I like it! Good to hear the foremost sign returned too!

by Joel 413 on 7/28/2011 @ 12:09pm
Somehow going to a Social Security hearing in a building named "foremost" seems ominous.

by fredo on 7/28/2011 @ 12:21pm
good call joel.

well a lot of the claimants from every quart r are probably going to milk the system from every teat possible. but then for people who know how it's like buttah. Only udder conservatives like I scream.

by Rick Jones on 7/28/2011 @ 12:31pm
I really like it, although the cornice-on-the-corner thing is like a guy who wears his Polo shirt with the collar up - pretentious. Keep it simple. The white accents make it pop but are won't look so good if they're not kept clean.

@ last fredo - inventive, but please!!

by Erik on 7/28/2011 @ 12:41pm
Awesome upgrades to the building!

This part of town needs all the help it can get.

Now only 200 more massive brick buildings to renovate in downtown Tacoma.

by kevin22262 on 8/29/2011 @ 2:20pm
I am not 100% happy that they made such drastic changes to the face of the building... but I am glad they did such a nice job and I am most happy that they reinstalled the Foremost Dairy sign to the front of the building! Well done and a big Thank You to whomever made that decision!

by KevinFreitas on 8/29/2011 @ 4:46pm
Not a fan of the old school Lego blue tinted windows myself but, ditto on the classic Foremost sign. That looks great and it's nice to have this corner cleaned up a bit. Be interested to see what kind of tenants move in there. Now if we could just turn the Jack 'n The Box across the street into a Burgerville...

by Altered Chords on 9/3/2011 @ 11:48am
I think the Neeners building is for sale. Whoever buys it will need to rennovate it. The inside of it is a disaster.


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