As we first reported, the stretch of 74-84 Third Ave. has been cleared out, with Nevada Smith's moving on after Sunday.
Our sources said that a large apartment building would go on this site. According to Nevada Smith's goodbye-for-now message: "Our old home's almost done now with developers poised to demolish most of the block and replace our place, and yours, with a new luxury apartment block."
We're waiting for renderings of this new monstrosity ... Meanwhile, RFK (via PDF) is peddling the retail space. Here's what we're looking at...
That's likely a generic rendering. (Where's the theater? Unless that will eventually be a goner too.) Regardless, it's a large retail space — more than 13,000 square feet. This space anchors what RKF describes as a 126,000 square-foot building featuring studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences.
Hope that the apartments have good soundproofing!
Compare this with how this stretch of Third Avenue looked in the late 1970s at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smith's
The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building