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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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Elephant Club, now ground floor retail Address: 1409-1411 Fulton Street Cross Streets: Marcy and Tompkins Avenues Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: 1409 unknown, perhaps Sibell & Miller, who built 1411 Landmarked: No The story: In September of 1888, the Echo Bowling […]
Urban Market opened Friday at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge at 11 Broadway. The 16,000-square-foot store is an offshoot of Key Food and aims to offer both upscale and basic items, according to a press release sent out by landlord L+M Development Partners. The store features a gourmet deli with a kosher section, a […]
This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the […]
This three-bedroom condo at 1 Montgomery Place in Park Slope is very impressive. The 2,624-square-foot duplex has been carved out of a former mansion and includes a 750-square-foot private garden. The layout is much more generous than what you’d find in a typical brownstone and there are lots of original details. Asking price: $2,650,000. 1 […]