On the heels of our recent profile of the Republican Club on Lefferts Boulevard between Hillside and Jamaica avenues, Queens Courier is reporting that the crumbling landmark is now slated for rehabilitation. The Courier reports that the building owners will present plans to Community Board 9 at its October 8th meeting to turn the building into a catering hall. The owners need to file for a special permit to operate a catering hall at the site, hence the Community Board meeting. It’s likely the Community Board will support the plan, given the desire to restore the building and also keep it a gathering place. The article does not go into detail about the rehabilitation plans or the timeline for construction. The Republican Club, constructed in 1908, long served as a political headquarters but has sat empty for years.
Republican Club to be a Catering Hall [Queens Courier]
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