BP Gas Station and Puck Fair Demolition Has Begun

Posted on: May 12th, 2016 at 5:13 am by
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Both the remnants of the BP gas station and the former Puck Fair are being stripped bare as we speak. Contractors have been busy this week dismantling the canopy and deactivated pumps. The shell remains.

Longtime SoHo hang Puck Fair is equally torn asunder. Sixteen years on the block and this is the conclusion, having ended operations at the end of March. Here’s a look behind the window panes at 298 Lafayette Street. Gone is the bar and all the furnishings. It’s now a dusty mess of splintered plywood and clutter.

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Last days of Puck Fair, May 2016

Both the bar and gas station were gobbled up as part of the new development happening on its backside. As previously reported, a seven-story, 80,000 square-foot office building is planned for the entire site (aka 300 Lafayette). The Porcelli family, landowner forty years running and founder of the Gaseteria chain of gas stations, is the developer of record.

A demolition permit has been in place for the property since December 2014, according to the Department of Buildings database. Meanwhile, the convenience store is intact … for now.

The owners of Puck Fair are still in the game, though, and operate nearby bars Swift and Ulysses.

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