Eddie Hibbert, the ex-fireman whose salvage and antiques garage is a beloved neighborhood institution in Clinton Hill, has put his building at 222 Greene Avenue up for sale. He recently completed a two-story addition of two one-bedroom apartments atop the garage, and is asking $3,500,000.
When we spotted the listing, we were worried he was closing down shop. He told us he is retiring but might stay open in a new location, when we gave him a call. Then he said he’s actually negotiating for a new location in Brooklyn right now. In the meantime, he’s been open for business all along and will stay open until the sale goes through.
The listing notes that the ground floor image is a rendering, and the space will be built to suit. So it could become a restaurant or be combined with the second floor into a duplex.
The two upper floors are beautiful and original, in our opinion, mixing up industrial-rustic and traditional townhouse elements in a roomy and light filled space. The beamed ceilings remind us of the garage downstairs, and the Greek Revival style moldings make us think of salvage, though they may be new. There is an open house October 5. We wish Eddie all the best and are relieved he’s not closing.
224 Greene Avenue Listing [Corcoran]
Eddie’s Addition Is Almost Done [Brownstoner]
Scaffolding up at Eddie’s Salvage [Brownstoner]
Eddie Prepares to Expand Upwards [Brownstoner]
Eddie’s, up Close and Personal [Brownstoner]
Architectural Salvage, a Business [Brownstoner]
Photo by Corcoran