“It might be a square peg in a round hole, but there must be a solution that evokes it better,” said Landmarks Preservation Chairman Robert Tierney at yesterday’s hearing on Arby’s proposed design for the interior landmarked space at 374 Fulton Street that used to house the historic Gage & Tollner restaurant. A majority (six) of the LPC commissioners voted to send the Arby’s team back to the drawing board, taking particular exception to their plans for a light-colored floor and the size and structure of the booths and ordering counter; in addition, the commissioners didn’t care for the proposed removal of a portion of the mirrored arcade and the addition of certain illuminated signs. Clearly the franchisee who wants to make this work is going to have to break further away from the standard Arby’s aesthetic and “look at something more customized,” in the words of Commissioner Roberta Washington.
Arby’s Planning to Take Gage & Tollner Space [Brownstoner]
Rumor: Fast Food for Gage & Tollner Space [Brownstoner]
Apple is “looking closely” at Two Trees’ BAM South site and a converted brick factory building on Bedford between North 3rd and North 4th for its first Brooklyn location, The Real Deal reported. Rumors have been flying about Apple’s first Brooklyn store since 2008, but so far none have come to pass, including a location […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 87-93 Rutland Road Cross Streets: Flatbush and Bedford Avenues Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens Year Built: 1925 Architectural Style: Neo-Georgian Architect: Slee & Bryson Other works by architect: Many other row and freestanding houses in PLG, as well as in Crown Heights North and South, Victorian Flatbush […]
Kiehl’s has filled the windows of its future Brooklyn Heights store with giant images of its products, most likely to hide work going on inside. The skincare company was scheduled to start construction at 124 Montague Street November 1 in anticipation of a post-Christmas opening, according to previously published reports. The prime corner space had been occupied […]
Park Slope 370 8th Street Broker: Corcoran Price: $2,299,000 Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 GMAP Windsor Terrace 1658 10th Avenue Broker: Halstead Price: $1,849,000 Sunday 12:30 – 2:30 GMAP Crown Heights 908 Sterling Place Broker: Brown Harris Stevens Price: $999,000 Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 GMAP Bay Ridge 236 79th Street Broker: Fillmore Price: $799,000 Sunday 1:00 […]
Comment: Wow, three out of four unsold. Maybe some of these prices were too ambitious. Update: 529 1st Street is now in contract. Open House Picks 5/31/2013 [Brownstoner]