Friday, May 25, 2018

7-story residential building pending at the former Lucky Cheng's space

[Photo of 24 1st Ave. from April]

Developer Sergey Rybak filed plans with the city yesterday for a 7-floor, 22-unit residential building at 99-101 E. Second St., part of the L-shaped assemblage that once housed Lucky Cheng's. In total, the building will encompass 19,000 square feet, as The Real Deal first reported.

[Photo of 99-101 2nd St. from April]

As we first reported in March, Rybak, of the South Brooklyn-based Rybak Development, was the winning bidder during an auction in February. According to EPIC Commercial Realty, who represented the buyer and the seller, the winning bid was $12.25 million.

So far, there aren't any demolition permits on file.

Hayne Suthon, who owned and and operated Lucky Cheng's, the cross-dressing cabaret, also lived on the upper floors at 24 First Ave. She died of cancer at age 57 in June 2014.

No. 99-101 Second St. housed a variety of short-lived restaurants in recent years, including Bento Burger ... Marfa... and Waikiki Wally's.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Onetime home of Lucky Cheng's and adjacent property on the development market for $26 million

Building that housed Lucky Cheng's on 1st Avenue now on the auction block

Onetime home of Lucky Cheng's and adjacent property sell for $12 million


Pattytv said...

And don't forget The Baths! It was a gay bath house for years before all of this.

Gojira said...

I've always like that little red brick building; it was originally built as a horse stable, and it's a true rarity, probably one of the few left in the city - for now, at least.