Showing posts with label Uncle Johnny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uncle Johnny. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The former Uncle Johnny grocery slated for demolition on Avenue D and 5th Street

Demolition permits are now on file with the city to take down the former Uncle Johnny, the longtime grocery that closed on Avenue D and Fifth Street in February.

As previously reported, a 13-story mixed-use building is in the works for this SW corner including the parcel adjacent to the former market on Fifth Street...
This past March, NY Yimby first reported on the details of the new development in the works:
The proposed 125-foot-tall development will yield 62,200 square feet designated for residential space. The building will have 85 residences, with an average unit scope of 731 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have 15 inclusionary housing units and a cellar but no accessory parking. 

No word yet on a start date for the demo.

In recent years, several new developments, including the Adele ... Arabella 101 and NIKO East Village, have risen along this Avenue D corridor. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

13-story mixed-use building slated for 5th and D

A 13-story mixed-use building is in the works for the SW corner of Avenue D and Fifth Street. 

The proposed 125-foot-tall development will yield 62,200 square feet designated for residential space. The building will have 85 residences, with an average unit scope of 731 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have 15 inclusionary housing units and a cellar but no accessory parking. 
Public records show that Manny Ashourzadeh, via Golbar LLC, is behind this new project. 

The work permit filed on Thursday lists 746 E. Fifth St., an empty lot, as the building's address. Given the size of the development, the project will likely include the former Uncle Johnny, the longtime grocery store that closed last month...
As with any one-level parcel of properties, there was speculation that this corner was ripe for new construction. 

In recent years, several new developments, including the Adele ... Arabella 101 and NIKO East Village, have risen along this Avenue D corridor.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Uncle Johnny has a new closing date

Photos by Stacie Joy 

As reported this past week, Uncle Johnny Grocery Deli Supermarket is closing on the SW corner of Avenue D and Fifth Street. 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by the shop on Friday and learned that the closing date has been moved up by a week from Feb. 28 to tomorrow (Feb. 21). We're told that the lease was expiring.

Here's a look at some of what remains inside the grocery...
As with any one-level parcel of properties, there is speculation that this corner is ripe for development... and given the residential buildings erected along this corridor in recent years (the Adele ... Arabella 101 ... NIKO East Village). However, there's nothing on file with the DOB to suggest any new projects at the moment.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Uncle Johnny is closing on Avenue D

Photos by Stacie Joy 

Updated: Uncle Johnny's last day is now Feb. 21.

Uncle Johnny Grocery Deli Supermarket is closing at the end of the month on the SW corner of Avenue D and Fifth Street. 

Sources told EVG contributor Stacie Joy that the lease is expiring at this grocery where the hot prepared foods, such as roasted chicken, rice and beans and tostones, are a draw. 

We don't know how long Uncle Johnny has been here (a long time) ... Stacie recently stopped by the store as the shelves were starting to empty ahead of the March 1 close date...
Avenue D is also served by Met Fresh Supermarket, Food Emporium, USA Super Stores and various small markets-delis.