119 Orchard Street Completely Demolished

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 at 6:07 am by

It’s a heartbreaking sight, really. Watching the upper reaches of Orchard Street fall to the wrecking ball, one turn-of-the-century tenement at a time. And now, where Fine & Klein Handbags once stood at 119 Orchard, wreckage galore.

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Alas, the week starts on a sour note. Each day for the last month, a half-dozen demolition workers slowly whittled the squat building to a pile of bricks. What remains now is a block-long gap of air, and its accompanying mustiness of lost memories. For a short time there, the dilapidated signage stayed the course as a brief tombstone, but it too succumbed by Sunday night.

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Meanwhile, the property remains on the open market via Massey Knakal for $4.7 million. At one point, this was slated to be a forty-room boutique hotel.  Will it continue on this course?

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