Bank of America Plants itself Beside Destroyed Sunshine Cinema
With a commercial office building rising on the ashes of the Sunshine Cinema, it’s no wonder that a retail bank is moving in next door.
Bank of America is planting itself in the long-fallow shop at the southwest corner of East Houston and Eldridge Streets. Work permits on file with the Department of Buildings give away the identity of the newcomer.
The cornershop at 149 East Houston underwent complete makeover within the last year. Il Mattone opened a pizzeria in the old Lucky’s Famous Burger; and the space in question previously held several iterations of check cashing business (Pay-o-Matic).
This new Bank of America is six blocks from the enormous branch inside the Ludlow Residence dorm on Delancey Street.
[h/t EV Grieve]