Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A a 7-story boutique office building is in the works for the parcel of land on East Houston and Lafayette that currently houses the always-busy BP station as well as the Irish Pub Puck Fair.
Puck Fair will close for good this coming Sunday. (The goodbye party is Friday.)
Soon after, the BP station will shut down... officially on April 14...
Per the sign, BP is positioning this as a move... to the existing BP on East 23rd Street at the FDR. (The BP also closed at Second Avenue and East First Street to make way for a new development.)
While the closing date was only recently announced, the closure was a foregone conclusion. In fact, the demolition permit was filed in December 2014, per city records.
As for 300 Lafayette, once completed, the new building will encompass 80,000 square feet of "flagship retail and boutique office" ...
[Rendering by Cookfox]
So you have a few weeks left to fill up at the pumps, pick up some bagels at the BP shop...
... and take in the unobstructed view of Kendall Jenner at the Calvin Klein wall across East Houston...
Previously on EV Grieve:
How much longer will the East Village have gas stations?
Have you seen the glass tower in the works for Lafayette and East Houston?
Filling up: the status of 2 former East Village gas stations
Report: Boutique office building on East Houston and Lafayette at BP site a go