Former OTB at 105 Delancey for Rent

Posted on: February 15th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

The time is nigh. 105 Delancey has taken the preliminary steps toward baiting a new store tenant. Get a load of the new leasing signs in the windows.

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105 Delancey, of course, was home to OTB for many years. It was a constant reminder of the seedy city of yesteryear.  Strange street theater was always at its doorstep – sidewalk salsa dancing, scrap metal sales, drunks on the nod, yelling, catcalls, whathaveyou. But the gambling organization had fewer than nine lives, and the state decided not to bail out the organization yet again.  The final curtain call was mid-December.

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Not much of the old interior has really changed since the closure. Fixtures are still intact.  The rows of benches remain, as do televisions, the soda machine, and trash can.  At least the building still boasts the OTB ghost sign to folks heading westbound…

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Now the zillion-dollar question is, what will move here? This particular stretch of Delancey isn’t too conducive to nightlife. Perhaps another commercial supply business? Wireless outlet? Time will tell.

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