200-Year-Old Federal Row House on Grand Street is Decapitated, Ready for Luxury Upgrade

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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Broken, exposed, and put to pasture, the 200 year-old Federal row house at 355 Grand Street is slowly being dismantled. Despite demolition permits issued last February and a full vacate order served this past September, the structure remained relatively whole, even while the roof was open to the elements.

Until last month. That’s when the heavy-duty scaffolding arrived, signaling the intensification of demolition activity. The historic building was then summarily decapitated. Anticipated date of completion is 2017, per the DOB signage onsite.

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The decimation of 355 Grand Street – situated on this corner since the 1820s – has been close to two years in the making. After purchasing the property for $4 million in December 2014, Interboro Properties is planning a six-story mixed-use building that will likely serve the interests of the 1-percent. The still-pending proposal includes 4,578 square-feet split between two enormous triplex units; 1,958 square-feet of retail on the ground floor. DOB status is still “disapproved,” though.

Flowers Cafe and Vic’s Pizza were the predictable victims here; two popular local small businesses.

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355 Grand Street, August 2015

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