Thursday, September 24, 2015

Construction watch: 95 Avenue B

Just checking in on the gut-renovation progress at 95 Avenue B near East Sixth Street... the scaffolding and construction netting recently came down...

The ground-floor (and basement) remains on the rental market. Here's how it's being pitched via Suzan Penzner:

Rare opportunity to rent prime avenue store in the heart of Alphabet City. Approx. 15ft of frontage with excellent visibility from the corner of 6th Street. Space will be delivered in shell condition.

Building undergoing extensive renovations, including new storefront and upgraded electric. Dry use.

Here's a look at the storefront rendering...

The rent is available upon request.

Part of the building was formerly home to Tu Casa, the recording studio that had been around since 1972. A lengthy list of musicians have played here through the years, including Butch Morris, Black Flag, the Bush Tetras, Dee Dee Ramone and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to randomly name a few.

[EVG file photo from June 2013]


Anonymous said...

I wish they had kept the original 1920's bricks, they just needed cleaning or at the very least kept the original raised pattern the building had.

Anonymous said...

Add "anonymous" to that Tu Casa list. :(

Anonymous said...

Yeah, real "rare" opportunity.
A million empty Avenue storefronts around these parts and only crap goes in when one finally gets rented. This is all blowing up in landlords faces!

Anonymous said...

I live on East 7th St., just walked by yesterday, and I don't think it looks so bad. at least there's not a "luxury rentals" sign on it and it's not crappy looking cheesy glass and steel like a lot of them.