Extell Begins Demolition of Cherry Street Pathmark Ahead of 68-Story Tower

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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The gears are finally grinding into action down at the Extell Pathmark development site. A tipster sends in word that demolition of the decades-old supermarket began yesterday. And from the look of it, much of the northern facade is already gone. Even though permits for the dismantling had been filed back in late January, it still took a couple months for the DOB approval to come through. Dumpsters are there for the debris; it won’t be long.

As previously disclosed, Extell Development Company is force-feeding 68 stories (or 800 feet) of high-end residential that few people around here want. DOB documentation shows that the out-of-context tower will bring 787 units to the corner of Pike and Cherry Streets. All at the expense of a neighborhood necessity. The likelihood of a budget grocery returning here seems slim at best. But we’ll see you in a few years to see what shakes out.

Extell purchased the development site last year for $175 million.

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[h/t Joey Ace]

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