The building on Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street that houses the St. Clair Restaurant on the ground floor looks ready for redevelopment. The St. Clair recently closed for business and has been stripped clean. A sign outside says that it is closed for renovations, but that seems suspect since Thor Equities purchased the building one year ago and the Brooklyn Paper previously reported that the space would “reopen as a new retail facility as soon as possible.” Another option is a building teardown, since current zoning allows for a seven-story build here. The building’s DOB records do not indicate any major construction in the near future, and a rendering released by Thor Equities specifies only a renovation for the ground floor commercial space. So now the question is: What business would fit best on such a high-trafficked retail corner? There’s still signage up advertising an available retail space, so it may not be filled yet.
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