Revere Sugar Demolition Continues

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    Developer Joe Sitt (of Coney Island fame) and his company, Thor Equities, recommenced demolition of the former Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook this week. As the Brooklyn Paper reported, Sitt had already demolished most of the refinery in 2006, amongst the protests of preservationists, in order to build a mega-mall with BJ’s Wholesale Club as the anchor, but left standing a brick warehouse at the edge of the property. Thor Equities explained: “Thor’s original intention was to adaptively reuse the Revere Sugar factory warehouse as part of a new development, but after further analysis, the engineers found structural problems with the building making it unstable and potentially dangerous, and we were forced to proceed with taking the structure down.” We stopped by yesterday to check on the progress. GMAP
    Joe Sitt Sours on Revere Sugar Mini-Mall [Brooklyn Paper]
    Red Hook Revere Sugar Teardown Renewed [Curbed]
    Plans for Red Hook Mall at Refinery Site [Brownstoner]

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