Recently it appears, some legal magic was used, allowing John Cush, the developer of the Ridgeway Square at 719/721 Marshall to make a move. Cush and investors are looking forward to creating some magic of their own.

What will come of the historic building? Cush is considering condos on the top two floors and commercial space on the ground. The building, like all downtown, has a varied past that includes a motorcar company, a cleaning, pressing and alterations company, American Furniture, Booth Furniture and finally, Haverty’s Furniture. Cush knows there is the likelihood that something remarkably beautiful lurks under the brick ground floor facade added after someone apparently took leave of their senses, and Cush would like to return it to that look.

The hunt is on for the photograph that shows what that look was. With the sale of this building, 634 Milam (the old Saenger Pharmacy) and the listing of the former Goldring’s Department Store across the street, this important downtown block has the real possibility of coming back to life.