Workers have removed the plywood from outside 84 Second Ave. ... offering the best look yet at the refurbished building here between Fourth Street and Fifth Street. (Thanks to Goggla for the photo!)
As we've been posting (check out that link farm below!), No. 84 received a gut renovation that took the building from 5,829 square feet to 8,439 total square feet with a horizontal enlargement in the rear of the property. The modified No. 84 now also sports a retail space and four residences.
This property has changed hands twice in the past four years. Highpoint bought the building for $7.8 million in the spring of 2018. According to public records, the building sold in May 2016 for $5.1 million. The Sopolsky family had owned it for years.
Also as we've noted several times through the years, the address has a dark past, which includes the still-unsolved murder of Helen Sopolsky, proprietor of the family's tailor shop who was found bludgeoned to death in 1974, per an article at the time.
The storefront had remained empty since her death.
And here's the plywood rendering so you can see how the real-life No. 84 matches up...
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Plywood and a petition at 84 2nd Ave.
• Workers clearing out the mysterious 84 2nd Ave. storefront
• Renovations proposed for mysterious 84 2nd Ave.
• Mysterious 84 2nd Ave. sells again, this time for $7.8 million
• There are new plans to expand the mysterious 84 2nd Ave.
• Renovations underway at the (formerly) mysterious 84 2nd Ave.
• A rendering and vintage erotic playing cards (NSFW) at the under-renovation (and mysterious!) 84 2nd Ave.