Demolition Derby at OB’s Waterfront – the Destruction of Old Apartments and Former Dempsey’s

by on October 21, 2013 · 11 comments

in Culture, Economy, Environment, History, Ocean Beach

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Equipment rests idle over the weekend at the site of old apartments. (All photos by Frank Gormlie)

A Pictorial Walk-Around of the Remains of the Saratoga-Abbott Street Apartments and the Old Dempsey’s

OB Demolition Saratoga green01The sub-headline says it all.  Come along as we walk around the site.

OB Demolition Sarat green02This is a pictorial gallery of what the site looks like now – a site that once held ancient apartments built in the middle of last century and the former Dempsey’s – a beachfront restaurant.

OB Demolition Sarat insi 03Dempsey’s was also the site of the original Hodad’s.

OB Demolition Sara insid01Three story condos will be built here.

OB Demolition Sarat insi 05All the tenants had to be out by January.

OB Demolition Sarat crost 02Yet demolition didn’t begin until October.

OB Demolition Sarat nameThe site is fronted by the Saratoga Street Park on the west and Abbott on the east, …

OB Demolition Sarat crost 03Saratoga Street on the north and the lifeguard station parking lot on the south.

OB Demolition Sara crost 05Take in this view now, as it won’t last for long.

OB Demolition Sarat crost bestSoon, OB’s waterfront will change.


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