Big Plans for Bed Stuy East Retail

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We were excited to hear from Weissman Equities about their plans to bring “retail amenities and upgraded rental units” to Bed Stuy East, in the words of Weissman Equities Acquisitions Analyst Shay Sellars. First up is a mixed use building at 426 Bainbridge Street, where renovations will start in the next two weeks. The rendering shows an organic market or cafe, juice bar, bookstore and a wine shop. We’re guessing the retail mix is a suggestion rather than set in stone, but we love the idea. Right now the retail on these blocks is sparse as well as basic —  the occasional bodega, hair salon, and Chinese takeout — but the recent success of Delhi Heights is an encouraging sign. The firm said it is in the process of buying other properties in the area, including on Malcolm X Boulevard, as well. Click through to the jump for more renderings and to see the building as it is now.

 

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