Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunshine sunset

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


Anonymous said...

Damn. I miss that place so much :(

Anonymous said...

thank Community Board 3. The Sunshine applied for a liquor license and was denied. Landmark Cinemas then decided to cut its losses and close the Sunshine and put all its energy into the new 57th street cinema. So--CB3 stopped another "bar" in the neighborhood only to get this monstrosity. It makes my blood boil.

cmarrtyy said...

ONE PARTY RULE. ONE PARTY RULE. No reality. No opposition. No sense. And this all comes down from the-circling-the-drain-of-corruption-administration of Mayor Bill! He needs tax money. None of us are safe from his administration and his minions.