Monday, June 4, 2018
Demolition permits filed to bring down former Lucky Cheng's building on 1st Avenue
The demolition permits were filed with the city back on Friday to bring down 24 First Ave. ahead of construction of a new, 7-floor residential building.
Developer Sergey Rybak submitted plans for the 22-unit residential building on May 24. The work permits list the new building at 99-101 E. Second St., which is part of the L-shaped assemblage that once housed Lucky Cheng's. In total, the building will encompass 19,000 square feet.
Rybak, of the South Brooklyn-based Rybak Development, was the winning bidder for the property during an auction in February. The price: $12.25 million.
Presumably both structures — 24 First Ave. and 99-101 Second St. — will be demolished...
Before Lucky Cheng's, No. 24 was Club Baths, the first openly gay-owned bathhouse from 1971-1983. You can read more about the space's history at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.
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