290 Grand Street Won’t Be Recognizable After its Commercial Conversion
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Lok Sing Chinese Restaurant closed earlier this year. No sooner did that happen than the rat bait posters make an appearance. The two-story building at the northeast corner of Eldridge Street is now amidst conversion to commercial usage. The owner forked over $814K to complete the job, according to the approved plan exam approved by the Department of Buildings.
The anchor building is totally under the knife (i.e. demolished), with renovation full swing – tarps, netting, plywood, the works. Don’t expect the new two-story structure to resemble the classic tenement style of its predecessor. It’ll likely be a bland replacement as illustrated in posters on the project site. Completion is set for “spring 2016.”
Public records indicate that owner Cheuk Fan Cheung of 290 Grand LLC wishes to create 4,288 square-feet of commercial space here, and obtain a new Certificate of Occupancy. Cellar and second floors will be for office use (non-health care related), while the ground level is slated for retail of some sort. Probably a gallery.