Long-Running Wholesale Beer Warehouse Decamps from Alphabet City After Building Sale

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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Discount beer and soda distributor, Poch & Risman, is gone after decades in Alphabet City. A $7 million transaction for the two-story basic building (298 East 2nd Street) back in October spelled the beginning of the end.

Boogie contributor Robert Carmona shares these images, which show the warehouse experiencing gut demolition yesterday. Poch & Risman held court here for more than forty years, but apparently relocated to Brooklyn.

It’s unclear what will happen with this brick box, but given the trajectory of similar sales, demolition is usually the next step. Followed by luxury housing; just look next door to the Adele. Not yet, though. There are no permits on filed with the Department of Buildings for any sort of work. Don’t be surprised if that changes in the coming months.

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