With ‘M&M Environmental’ Move to Long Island City, 32 Orchard Street Becomes Gallery Space
Exterminators out, temporary art gallery in.
Local longtimers M&M Environmental expanded this past spring in a big way. The extermination business, formerly headquartered at 32 Orchard Street for more than a decade, signed a lease and relocated to Long Island City. The entirety of their current office space is still up for grabs.
“We simply outgrew our [Orchard Street] space with over 80+ employees,” owner Timothy Wong told us in a recent email.
Several brokers started marketing the commercial space roughly one year ago. Yet, to be fair, 32 Orchard Street has been on and off the market for at least the last five years. Elliman eventually took the reins, and sold the building back in April for $6.99 million. Buyer of record is GlobalServ Property One, LLC.
And now that M&M is gone, what else but a gallery to assume control. That is, until a more permanent tenant comes along. Shanghai-based artist Peter Riezebos will show his work for the next couple weeks, his maiden New York City gig (“Considering the American Dream”).