Under Armour Reconditioning Old Nathans Space



At the Feb. 2 Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, Anthony Barnes of Barnes Vance Architects showed plans for a rebirth of the building at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street – 3150 M St. NW and 1083 Wisconsin Ave. NW – most famous for housing Nathans Restaurant.

The building dates to 1860. Plans call for it to be renovated to its 1920s heyday with its box windows, Juliet balconies, re-done corner entry and other historic details. “This was when the building was at its most handsome,” Barnes said.

The Heon family owned the place, where family members lived and worked, for 100 years. It was sold to Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank a year ago for just over $12 million.

The design, which includes center stairs for three levels of retail and a top-floor condo with a roof deck, won approval from the commission. As for Under Armour definitely occupying the space, Barnes said it had not yet been decided.

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