Monday, June 10, 2019

Report: Former Hells Angels HQ will become 22-unit residential building with retail



As I first reported back on Thursday, the former Hells Angels clubhouse sold for $7.75 million.

The Post followed-up yesterday with more details about new owner Nathan Blatter's plans for 77 E. Third St., a six-story building between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

The $2 million renovation will create two retail spaces on the ground floor where the clubhouse bar used to be — and one storefront could become a shrine to the burly bikers.

Blatter said he has been contacted by someone curating a Hells Angels museum, and another about a barber shop.

And...

“The location is phenomenal,” Better Living’s Jonathan Sondry gushed. “It is a rare occasion to find a fully vacant building in Manhattan.”

The basement repair shop — equipped with a scissor lift that lowered motorcycles from the sidewalk — will be cleared out. The 16 “crash pads” once used by gang members — one was adorned with a swastika — will become 22 one- and two-bedroom units priced around $3,500 per month.

Sondry said he doesn’t plan to use the building’s history as a selling point, because he doubts oblivious 20-somethings will care.

To date, there haven't been any work permits filed with the DOB for the address.

The Hells Angels had a presence in 77 E. Third St. since 1969.

Previously on EV Grieve:
After 50 years on the block, the Hells Angels appear to be selling their 3rd Street clubhouse

The Hells Angels have left the East Village

This is what the Hells Angels building sold for

12 comments:

Giovanni said...

Plus I hear they threw in all the dead bodies buried in the basement for free. What a great deal!

noble neolani said...

Not that I was ever an admirer of that "group" but the idea of a Hells Angles "theme bar or restaurant" would be the most asshole real estate move ever.

Anonymous said...

Whether we like it or not, the HA were a part of this neighborhood's history. To fully remove all mention of HA just to rent to 'young people who don't care' (where is this idea coming from? I'm a youth and I care so, so much about the history of every stone in the EV) seems so...weird. Idk. No winning here. Just hope Icon doesn't get their hands on it.

Anonymous said...

No thanks! IMO, there are not enough exorcists or shamans or crystals to EVER clear the bad energy from that building.

Anonymous said...

How about a theme bar with prison cells to 'honor' the thugs who used to live there?

Anonymous said...

The great Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, the Ramones, etc were also associated with the EV. These were great ARTISTS, who left behind art that people actually still ENJOY. And yet nobody gives a shit about places like Fillmore East or whatever. So yeah I agree with the new owner--good idea, nobody really cares about this old biker club from the 60s.

Anonymous said...

why can't they ever give YOU some credit for breaking news stories?

KeyFood4Eva said...

good riddance

tm. prudhomme said...

i lived a block away. Every day for 5 years i walked past the clubhouse; the sidewalk immaculate, the nods (though not exactly 'friendly') always verily cordial. And they looked out for their neighbors, making it the safest street in NYC. By some, the angels will be greatly missed.

Sarah said...

I bet Mary Ann Campbell's family and friends still greatly miss her, too.

Anonymous said...

Can't see how retail goes there legally.

Anonymous said...

In 1974 - 1976 i collected my rent controlled rent from 255 - 257 E. 7th Street, and walked pass the building every two weeks the get the train back to Fort Greene. No problems,