Friday, April 15, 2016
As we first reported, the BP station on East Houston and Lafayette was set to close yesterday to make way for a new office-retail building.
Workers were on the scene early this morning, as these photos via an EVG reader show, to start erecting a sidewalk bridge before the demolition. (The demo permits were filed in December 2014.)
The demolition includes the former Puck Fair space... the pub closed last month...
As for 300 Lafayette, once completed, the new building will encompass 80,000 square feet of "flagship retail and boutique office" ...
[Rendering by Cookfox]
As for gas, there's a BP on 23rd Street at the FDR. With this closure, there'll be just one gas station in the city below 14th Street — a Mobil on Eighth Avenue near East 13th Street.
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
BP station on East Houston and Lafayette closes April 14
Report: Lack of gas stations downtown a concern