In the center of the debate over the future of American Street is a 20 year deli meat company, Emil’s Gourmet. Will the company be swallowed up by coming residential development, or will the street, to the dismay of some residents, remain industrial? Aaron Kase has the story, in this third part of our series on the future of South Kensington
When the Workshop of the World was churning full blast, its brand was distinctly American—American Street, that is. The historic industrial Kensington thoroughfare is a shell of its former self but, Devon McReynolds tells us, that spells 21st Century opportunity. The question facing officials: should American Street remain zoned for heavy industry or for an evolving mix of uses?