WD-50 Boarded Up; Demolition Permits Filed for 50 Clinton Street

Posted on: December 23rd, 2014 at 5:32 am by
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Chef Wylie Dufresne penned his final farewell to Clinton Street on Saturday, tweeting simply “Adios amigo … thank you.” The communique followed shortly after the interior furnishings were auctioned.

Days later, WD-50, his culinary home for over a decade, was boarded up by a pair of contractors. A signal that takedown of 50 Clinton is close at hand. Indeed, permits were issued by the Department of Buildings last week for “full demolition using mechanical means.” As for the replacement, we know that the new development is to rise seven stories and boast thirty-seven condos catering to “entry-level” yuppies. However, those plans are still pending, and listed with a status of “disapproved” in the DOB database.

As previously reported, DHA Capital, which acquired the stretch of low-rise retail for $28 million, seeks “first-time buyers and young professionals” to fill the one- and two-bedroom apartments. The homes will cost north of $1 million. There is also a three-bedroom penthouse. All are on the smaller end of the spectrum. Amenities include roof deck, gym, bicycle storage, and 24-hour doorman.

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