Marriott Fairfield Inn at 95 Henry Street Undresses

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 at 6:08 am by

Well, well, what have we here? Since our last onsite checkup, a rejuvenated hotel project at Pike and Henry Streets is showing impressive signs of progress. The generic-looking structure was capped long ago and finally decided to undress. Indeed, large portions of the token shroud of black netting was unfurled within the last week or so. Behold, the newest Lower East Side blight.

As we first reported two years ago, Marriott seized the opportunity to re-develop this fire-scorched earth, which previously served the community as the Hong Kong Supermarket. That business burned to the ground in the tragic May 2009 blaze. Some deep digging around the pipes and tubes of the world wide web uncovers additional details regarding 95 Henry Street. We already have some semblance of how this bad boy will look upon completion, but are now learning that this Lower East Side hotel will be in the Fairfield Inn family of properties. There will also be a ground-level retail component. Expect the liquor license application imminently…

This is how the corner looked before the devastating fire. Rest in peace.

Circa 2009

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