Pinkberry Will Reopen at 41 Spring Street Next Week, Over a Year After Devastating Fire

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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For the last year, the vacated Little Italy tenement had been waiting for cleanup crews. That day finally arrived, as the charred remains of 41 Spring Street is currently on the mend. Permits filed with the DOB were approved in February to “remove fire damaged non bearing partitions and debris from 2nd to 5th floor.” It’s been a busy scene ever since, and now the repair job appears nearly complete. No more charred lintels.

We learned from workers rebuilding the ground level interior that the Pinkberry cantina, out of commission from fire and water damage, is set to return. The fro-yo joint should be ready as early as next week. Just in time for more super heat.

On the evening of January 10, 2013, an arsonist set off a five-alarm blaze after a fight with his baby momma. It quickly spread through the building, and elicited a response of some 200 firefighters who battled the blaze for nearly three hours. One resident died.

A partial vacate order was levied by the Department of Buildings soon thereafter, forcing condo residents in the front to seek other living arrangements.

Until recently, the smell of smoke was very much palpable at 41 Spring.

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[Photo: Mary Catherine]

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