Good news for folks who live in Boerum Hill. Looks like the former Met Foods at 205 Smith Street is going to become another supermarket, according to a Brownstoner reader who spoke to a construction worker at the site.
Building plans filed last year reveal the owner is adding a second floor to the building, and both stories will be stores.
Jackson Group, Aurora Capital Associates and ACHS Management bought the building for $18,500,000 in 2014. At the time, they said they planned to demolish the building.
A rendering posted on the construction fence, above, shows a simple two-story building with large windows on both floors. Thanks to our tipster for the photos.
This particular Met was known for being unusually “grimy,” as a commenter put it — it reeked of mice and sometimes sold expired goods, a resident told Brownstoner. It wasn’t particularly affordable but was the only full-line grocery store in the immediate area.
Hopefully whatever replaces it will be cleaner, with better prices and better quality meat and produce.
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