Marly Building Supply Closes Shop on Delancey Street After Rent Hike

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 at 5:50 am by
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Those leasing signs above Marly Building Supply on Delancey were evidence enough. The banners arrived back in August and signaled in no uncertain terms that the longtime corner hardware store would bite the dust. Four months later, that day has arrived.

Store employees dismantled the shop yesterday, unloading goods onto a flatbed parked curbside. The awning was also deposed, and revealed ghost signage from the previous hardware tenant. It’s likely that the utilitarian lineage at this address is finished. We were told over the phone that the landlord is charging some $30,000 in monthly rent for the enormous retail space. Seems impossible that anything but nightlife or a chain would occupy this now-vacant footprint.

This outpost of Marly Building Supply opened at 53 Delancey over a decade ago.

Based in Brooklyn, the commercial standby is a utilitarian neighborhood hardware store and lumber “yard.” The company’s flagship Meeker Avenue warehouse caught fire a year ago, resulting in a five-alarm blaze. It took 200 firefighters working in freezing conditions to extinguish the fire.

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