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WD-50 Countdown: Demolition Permits Filed for 7-Story Condo Tower on Clinton Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

WD-50 is slated to conclude its decade-long presence at 50 Clinton Street in just over a week (November 30). Demolition of the entire row of quaint commercial stock will transpire soon thereafter. Indeed, the former 1492 has already been boarded up with dismantling activities transpiring behind the plywood shroud. Demolition permits were issued earlier this […]

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‘First Time Buyers’ Sought for 7-Story Development That’s Killing Off WD-50

Last modified October 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Tidbits continue to trickle out about the forthcoming residential project at 50 Clinton Street. You know, the seven-story development that displaced longtime community businesses, including Rothstein’s Hardware and Wylie Dufresne’s pioneering WD-50. As noted in prior coverage, the parcel property was sold for $28.95 million at the hands of celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund. The buyer […]

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Report: Wylie Dufresne Seeks New Home for WD-50 in Face of 7-Story ‘Cool Luxury’ Replacement

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

With the recent record sale of 50 Clinton Street ($28 million) and its imminent conversion to a 7-story condo building, celeb chef Wylie Dufresne is in search mode. His pioneering, decade-old restaurant WD-50 closes on November 30, and is not part of the proposed development. So the hunt is reportedly on for a new home. When […]

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WD-50 Development Site on Clinton Street Sells for Record Setting $28M

Posted September 8, 2014 at 5:34 am

Before 50-62 Clinton Street hit the open market two months ago, owner developer ICON Realty Management drew up plans with Issac & Stern for a new seven-story (74 feet) residential building. That proposal is very much still alive, thanks to the sale of the low-rise strip of retail. And a record one, at that. Massey […]

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WD-50 Development Site at 50-62 Clinton Street is Now on the Open Market

Last modified June 23, 2014 at 8:26 am

The closure of WD-50 this November continues to shock those both inside and outside the Lower East Side. But the bigger story here is really the new seven-story building that may eventually rise here. It’s a luxury project that ultimately strong-armed seven businesses into either moving or quitting altogether. Even though the new development planned for […]

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WD-50 Will Close on November 30 to Make Way for 7-Story Development

Posted June 11, 2014 at 5:19 am

Despite constant assurances to the contrary, the chatter about WD-50 closing was in fact truth. So, after more than a decade in business, the Clinton Street pioneer (and gentrifier) will be closing its doors come fall. Owner-chef Wylie Dufresne casually dropped the bombshell news via Twitter last night. The last day will be November 30; you […]

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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified July 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Permits Filed for 7-Story Building at 50-52 Clinton Street; Will WD-50 Hang On?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

Signs keep pointing to demise for WD-50, despite chef Wylie Dufresne’s numerous assurances to the contrary. It’s not just the appearance of a Davey Drill, though. Owner-developer Icon Realty Management filed permits with the DOB yesterday for its new seven-story building at 50-62 Clinton Street. The structure spells the end for the low-rise strip between […]

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Will WD-50 Be Swallowed by 7-Story Clinton Street Development?

Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:53 am

Last week, we learned more about the development that will wipe away the unique one-story strip of buildings on Clinton Street (and the private parking space). Rumors of demolition had been passed along with great frequency of late, anecdotally confirmed by the consecutive departure of each retail business. The talk was made official, however, with […]

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Coming Soon: Temple of Ankh at 58 Clinton Street

Last modified January 31, 2011 at 12:27 am

Clinton Street is now the dining capital of the LES, and it’s about to welcome another into the fold.

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