Thursday, January 10, 2019
A Florida-based systems engineering consultant and commercial real estate developer, Harold David Bishop operates Red Moon Properties, LLC. Among his activities, Harold Bishop assisted in the acquisition of a historical building at 9 Aviles Street in St. Augustine, Florida. The property is currently being renovated as a destination for quality food, music, and art.
The building has a long history beginning in 1911 and has served as the home of numerous St. Augustine businesses, including City Electric, St. Johns Motor Company, Thomas Motor Company, and Rollins Electric and Welding. A mix of local businesses used the space starting in 1965 and leading up to Red Moon Properties' acquisition the following year.
2018 brought a series of landmark achievements to the building at 9 Aviles Street. On July 11, The City of St. Augustine, in coordination with the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), issued a Certificate of Demolition to improve the building's façade. The public participated in a Q&A series centered on the history of the building and its structural soundness, the results of which were published on www.9avilesstreet.com from July 12-16. On the 16th, the building had its "right of way" permit approved. Most recently, the plans for design development were presented to the public on October 2 on the official website.