Monday, February 24, 2020
94-96 Avenue A wrapped ahead of 1-floor extension
[Photo from Friday]
Workers spent parts of this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday erecting a sidewalk bridge and scaffolding around the building on the northeast corner of Avenue A and Sixth Street.
As we reported last May, the newish owner of 94-96 Avenue A filed plans with the city for a one-floor extension at the building that previously housed Sidewalk Bar and Restaurant.
According to the approved work permit, there'll be an interior renovation of the fourth-floor apartments, and an addition of a fifth floor. The three buildings in this assemblage/zoning lot — 94 Avenue A, 96 Avenue A and 501 E. Sixth St. — will be combined into one, per the permit.
The building's current square footage will increase from 8,304 to 10,151. Despite the expansion, the taller No. 94-96 will have 10 residential units instead of the current 11. The filing also shows that there are plans for a roof deck.
This corner was home for 32-plus years to the Sidewalk, which closed in February 2019.
Penn South Capital paid $9.6 million for the property in March 2019, per public records. Pini Milstein, who retired, was the principal owner of the building as well as the operator of the Sidewalk.
A bar-restaurant called August Laura opened in the building's retail space last October.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• 1-floor expansion planned for Avenue A building that housed the Sidewalk
• The building housing the former Sidewalk sells on Avenue A
• New owners set to take over the 33-year-old Sidewalk Bar & Restaurant on Avenue A