119 Orchard Street Coming Down

Posted on: October 28th, 2010 at 7:12 am by

Thar she blows!  A tad more than two weeks after plywood was installed at the onetime home of Fine & Klein Handbags, what remains of the beleaguered 119 Orchard Street is coming down. Over the past few days, a team of demolition workers has been dismantling the building brick by brick. And on the backside as well.

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The 120 Allen Street hindquarters, which has boasted a “Coming Soon Tats Cru” tag for years, is also to be destroyed.  Soon enough, we will be greeted by another block-long pit of rubble running the length between the two historic streets.  As if there weren’t enough gaping holes along the beloved strip already.

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If all goes as planned, a ten-story, forty-room boutique hotel will sprout from the ashes of Fine & Klein.  More conclusive information on the project is still a mystery at the moment, but the property remains for sale via Massey Knakal for $4.7 million.

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