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12.03.2019

Kala Ghoda’s Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue has been restored and unwrapped. A fresh café selling the best hot chocolate was once an off-track betting site. A new khadi store settles across from an old time couturier whose frills might one day engulf the neighbourhood.

Kala Ghoda is changing so much, so quickly, – psst: we hear everyone's favourite bar is opening here soon! – and today’s #bpbBricks allows you to be part of this change.

Walk this way, take a right from Trishna and on to the back main street, where you’ll see on your left a newly renovated white heritage building with a classical French façade. Jeweller and culture vulture Vishal Kothari is renting the ground floor commercial space out to someone who wants to bring a cool café, restaurant, bar or store to the neighbourhood. The 1,350 sq ft space packs plenty of natural light, 14 feet high ceilings, a separate back entrance, and all the permissions that a restaurateur would require, including chimney, kitchen provisions etc.

“We’re in the heart of the art district, with museums, cafes, stores, cinemas within a 500 metre radius. There’s vibe, there’s history, and the location ensures footfalls from locals and tourists as well,” says Mr Kothari, who also hopes to mobilise the Kala Ghoda community for special events and belated shutter-down timings on weekends.

Perhaps it’s also useful to note that the two floors above this commercial space are inhabited by lawyers, who happen to be on the same side as Mr Kothari.

Interested? The key's under the mat.

Getting there: For inquiries, call Sunil Shah on +919820216009 or email myriad.realty@gmail.com, Rs 6 lakhs a month (negotiable).

To list your personal or commercial property on bpb for a small fee, email guide@bpbweekend.com with "bpb Bricks" in the subject line or call 7738934999 for inquiries.

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