The new owners of 347 Bowery filed permits yesterday to begin the interior demolition of the Salvation Army's former East Village Residence, according to documents at the Department of Buildings.
The permits show "interior demolition of non-load bearing partitions of existing vacant 3 story building including cellar," listed at a cost of more than $234,000. Frank J. Quatela is listed as the architect of record.
A little recent history.
The Salvation Army's East Village Residence closed here at the Bowery and East Third Street in August 2008. (Find some history of the space here.)
In January 2011, the Post reported that the France-based Louzon Group had bought the building for $7.6 million and were planning on opening the — for real — ugliest fucking hotel ever.
But, those plans, thank God, fell through.
The Lo-Down reported in July that "Glauco Lolli-Ghetti, the principal at Urban Muse, a privately held real estate firm that 'acquires, develops, repositions, operates and brands' both commercial and residential real estate," bought the space in a
No word on what those plans are just yet. But you can count on it being something, you know, pretty nice.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reactions to new Bowery hotel: 'It would be cheaper and more useful just to blow up the building and leave a 30-foot crater'
Why do the French hate us?
Whatever happened to that really ugly hotel planned for the Bowery?