Polish Bakery in Greenpoint Sells for $8.7 Million, Seven-Story Building to Replace It


Another piece of Polish Greenpoint may be fading into the past. A small Polish bakery on a big lot near McCarren Park has sold for $8,700,000, according to public records. The 10,000-square-foot property at 585 Manhattan Avenue is deep, stretching all the way through to Lorimer Street between Nassau and Driggs avenues. The name of the buyer of the two-story brick building is 868 Lorimer Project LLC. The Swidzinski family had owned the building, which housed the New Warsaw Bakery Company, since 1989.

It turns out that the buyer is Chatham Development Company, which is listed on new building applications filed in November. Plans call for a seven-story, 14-unit building with two towers and ground-floor retail. There will be 17 subterranean parking spaces, 15 bike storage spots, a rec room and a roof terrace. With 25,133 square feet of residential space, each of the 14 apartments will be roughly 1,800 square feet. We’re guessing condos. The remaining 651 square feet will be retail. The architect of record is Stephen B Jacobs Group, which has worked on projects ranging from The Edge in Williamsburg to the LED-studded tower planned for 8-16 Nevins Street.

Demolition permits haven’t been filed yet for the bakery building.

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

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