GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli is Nearly Complete (Finally)

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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For the Punjabi Grocery & Deli, five years of business-killing construction at its doorstep is finally drawing to conclusion. In particular, the nascent GreenStreets “pedestrian plaza” that’s been under construction at the eastern end of First Street since November of 2010 (eastbound drivers must now turn right onto First if in the righthand lane).

Time for another progress report, though. The beautification project appears more than three-quarters complete, with a large portion of sidewalk space unobstructed (for the most part). Median planting beds are still fallow and fenced off from the public, awaiting greenery. Meanwhile, the circular pattern of brickwork is in place as are other decorative pavers.

Took ’em long enough.

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Next up, the taxi relief stand, currently with a temporary location around the corner on Avenue A.

Punjabi Grocery & Deli continues its push to install the parking zone here or on East First Street. The city, for its part, is intent to relocate the M21 bus stop to the same spot (currently east of Avenue A). We’ll see how this one plays out.

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