Demolition crews arrived at 185-193 Avenue B on July 25 ... Bobby Williams stopped by yesterday for an update... and there doesn't appear to be much left of the building ...
There are plans pending city approval for a 12-story apartment building that will include community space and the new home for the Elim Pentecostal Church.
The address was a movie theater for many years, first the Bijou in 1926, then the Charles. (The theater closed in 1975, and a church took over the space.) A fire broke out in the building in October 2006.
Here's the Charles in 1966. (Via.)
Previously on EV Grieve:
Revival planned for church and theater on Avenue B
Inside the Charles
Former landmark countercultural theater now for rent on Avenue B
7-story building in the works to replace former countercultural theater/church on Avenue B