Wednesday, November 17, 2021

[Updated] Sidewalk bridge arrives ahead of planned demo of former Red Square storefronts

Workers yesterday started erecting a sidewalk bridge outside the now-vacant former shops at 250 E. Houston St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (Thank you to the EVG reader for the photos!)

As previously reporteda demolition permit is on file with the city for the address. 

And as we've been noting, there's been a storefront shuffle along this renovated retail stretch. Kapri Cleaners and the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center moved from the unrenovated spaces a few doorways down East Houston. Other businesses, such as Dunkin'/Baskin-Robbins, Subway (sandwich shop) and China Town, closed.
The old section of this one-level strip — starting at the former Mattress Firm — will eventually come down to make way to an unspecified residential development. There's nothing new on this front to note just yet. 
The 13-floor residential building at 250 E. Houston St., the former Red Square, changed ownership in the fall of 2016 ... and underwent extensive renovations.

Updated 7 p.m. 

That's a wrap... a plywood wrap anyway... Stacie Joy shared these photos... the old spaces are now boarded up (and no full-on sidewalk bridge — yet?)...
... but there is a blogger portal! 😍


Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the rate is for the green elevated loft airbnb that is on top of the scaffolding?

Anonymous said...

Come on, add the corner at B to the demo...!

Anonymous said...

Nah @12:36 I'm sick of the beautiful old buildings being torn down, get outta here

Neighbor said...

That building is vacant and has scaffolding outside of it because it has literally rained bricks on the sidewalk.