WD-50 Will Close on November 30 to Make Way for 7-Story Development

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 at 5:19 am by
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Despite constant assurances to the contrary, the chatter about WD-50 closing was in fact truth. So, after more than a decade in business, the Clinton Street pioneer (and gentrifier) will be closing its doors come fall. Owner-chef Wylie Dufresne casually dropped the bombshell news via Twitter last night. The last day will be November 30; you have 172 days to dine there before it’s gone for good.

As we first reported in the new year, the tract of low-rise buildings comprising 50-62 Clinton Street will soon fall to welcome more luxury living. The new brick structure will rise 74 feet and carry 37 apartments. Total zoning area includes 37,868 square-feet dedicated to residential, and another 1,836 for the ground floor commercial unit. Issac & Stern is the architect of record for the project.

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If you’ve been keeping score at home, this news isn’t too surprising. DOB permits all along pointed to the fact that WD-50 would shutter, what with the inclusion of their exact address.

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