A five-story building is planned to replace the three-story building on the corner of Smith and Wyckoff streets where Smith Hanten Real Estate has operated for decades. A new-building permit for 165 Smith Street specifies eight apartments with 10,933 square feet of residential space, 3,163 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a two-car garage.
Grasso Menziuso Architects is the architect of record. We heard about demolition plans in March, and a month later, demo applications were filed but not approved. Property owner Michael Affronti asked Smith Hanten Real Estate to move earlier this spring. The Affronti family also owns 162 Smith Street, where they’ve operated Paisano’s Meat Market for nearly half a century.