As we first reported last week, workers erected the sidewalk bridge in front of the late Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street... ahead of demolishing the circa-1898 building between Forsyth and Eldridge.
An EVG reader yesterday reported that workers removed the SUNSHINE letters on the marquee.
"Couldn't bare the thought of them getting trashed, so I asked the Construction Site Manager if I could have one of the letters. He gave me a quick 'no' and said the building owners intend to keep them. Hope that's the truth. On the bright side, the construction people were quite nice."
[EVG photo from January 2018]
The new owners of the address, East End Capital and K Property Group, have approved plans to erect a 9-story office building.
Our previous post has more details on what's to come.
The five-screen Landmark Sunshine Theater closed Jan. 21, 2018, after 17 years in business.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Sunshine Cinema-replacing office building moving forward; demolition watch back on
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 boutique office building replacing the Sunshine Cinema will be 'unbounded by walls' with an outdoor space called Houston Alley