WD-50 Says Goodbye to the Lower East Side with Farewell Photo and Letter in the Window

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 at 6:09 am by

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Photo: Josie Tsang

As we’ve been closely chronicling for the better part of the last year, WD-50 and the adjacent Clinton Street properties will soon fall for luxury condo development. One by one, each of the businesses along this low-rise stretch of real estate shuttered/moved, with Wylie Dufresne’s baby being the last. The restaurant will close at the end of the week (November 30). Saturday afternoon, the full staff gathered outside the restaurant for what appeared to be the farewell picture. Expect the official image to appear in print form sometime soon.

To further mark the occasion of shutter, WD-50 placed this letter to the neighborhood in its window:

To our loyal customers,

We have been lucky to call Clinton Street home and we will miss this neighborhood and our valued guests. We hope to see everyone again very soon.

Thank you for your support over the last 11 years.

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Meanwhile, developer DHA Capital LLC isn’t wasting much time here. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week, and construction plans are still pending. In place of historic Lower East Side character, we’ll have this. Seven floors of one- and two-bedroom condos priced at well over a million clams apiece.

As previously reported, DHA Captial LLC purchased the eight parcels comprising 50-64 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last month.

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