Friday, March 30, 2018

Permits filed for Sunshine Cinema-replacing boutique office building

[EVG file photo]

Reps for the developers of the newly branded 141 East Houston have filed the permits with the DOB for the new 9-story office building with retail space on the site of the former Sunshine Cinema.

As previously reported (via The New York Times), the new 68,000-square-foot building will be designed by Roger Ferris. Demolition of the current circa-1898 building is expected within the next two months ... with a completion date for the new glass box in late 2019...

[Via East End Capital]

East End Capital and K Property Group bought the building for $31.5 million last spring. Gregory Kraut, a managing partner at K Property Group, recently told the Commercial Observer that they are putting the building up on spec.

The five-screen Sunshine Cinema closed on Jan. 21 after 17 years in service.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Discarded theater seats and goodbyes at the Sunshine Cinema

The 9-story boutique office building coming to the former Sunshine Cinema space

A celebratory ad on the purchase of 139 E. Houston St., current home of the Sunshine Cinema



The architects know they can do more in AutoCad than just draw boxes, right?

Anonymous said...

the last thing we need in this city is a glass box with empty storefronts

Why doesn't the city offer the owners of these old theater buildings. a deal similar to theater for new city building
if you keep the theater in tact you get special zoning to build additional floors
if you keep the theater in tact and give ownership to an established non profit theater company you get special zoning for even more additional floors

Anonymous said...

The rule to gentrification, step one, get rid of low to moderate income residents, then get rid of culture, then install a building that is out of context and nobody needs which will encourage more buildings that nobody needs and wants. Repeat.

Makeout said...

They should at least keep the facade.

Anonymous said...

I agree with every comment above. This is another mindlessly banal glass box; it reveals the utter cookie-cutter brainlessness of the real estate community and its disdain for neighborhoods & context. That glass box could be in Podunk or *anywhere* really - it's so generic, it could have come from a supply closet full of generic building plans.