Greenwood Heights’ beloved neighborhood Polish grocery and speciality shop, Eagle Provisions, will become an apartment building with 26 or 28 units, a tipster tells us. The store is closing in two weeks, one of the owners of Eagle Provisions told her when she stopped by and saw the shelves half empty.
No permits have been filed yet. The development will include parking for six cars, she added.
In March, the owners of Eagle Provisions, Richard and John Zawisny, sold three buildings at 626-630 5th Avenue in Greeenwood Heights, for $7,500,000 to a developer. The Brooklyn Eagle reported that the buyer is developer George Malafis.
We reached out to the developer for comment, but have not heard anything. Combined, the buildings have 22,500 square feet of buildable space, according to PropertyShark. The sale price seems extremely high for the size.
Eagle Provisions has operated on the site for over 35 years, providing specialties from Poland and across Europe. The shop was well known for its homemade smoked kielbasa and for its stock of 2,500 different kinds of beer. GMAP
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