Will WD-50 Be Swallowed by 7-Story Clinton Street Development?

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 at 5:53 am by

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Davey Drills are all around the LES these days

Last week, we learned more about the development that will wipe away the unique one-story strip of buildings on Clinton Street (and the private parking space). Rumors of demolition had been passed along with great frequency of late, anecdotally confirmed by the consecutive departure of each retail business. The talk was made official, however, with the publication of initial architectural renderings on the architect’s website.

Isaac Stern and property owner Icon Realty Management are force-feeding seven stories of mixed-use masonry here at 50-62 Clinton.

And yesterday, the arrival of a Davey Drill for soil sample purposes ahead of ground break.

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But what does all this construction mean for culinary pioneer WD-50? After all, info on the project specifically cites the address 50-62 Clinton. Wylie Dufresne’s acclaimed restaurant is at number fifty. We reached out to the restaurant, developer, and architect regarding their fate, but have yet to field any responses. It’s not looking good, really.

None of the intel we previously received included the eatery in the plans, but who knows at this point. Nothing is safe.

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