A demolition application has been filed for 16-14 Madison Street (between Wyckoff and Myrtle Aves). The one-story warehouse building - a former post office - was purchased in August by Essex Capital (via 1614 Madison Partners LLC) for $4,700,000.
The property is located in a C4-3A zoning district which allows for both commercial and residential use. A recent Brownfield Cleanup Program application for the site (ID #C241150) filed with the NY State DEP notes:
The current use of the site is for Commercial and the intended use of the site is for Residential and Unrestricted use
The Bad Old Days
An on-premises liquor license is pending for The Bad Old Days, a new bar planned for the corner of Wyckoff and Himrod (146 Wyckoff Avenue / 346 Himrod Street). Their Facebook page has sample menus and notes a 2014 opening. The long-vacant property, once home to the Wyckoff Paint and Wallpaper Company, was purchased by a Williamsburg developer in April for $1,200,000. Renovation is ongoing, though DOB records show an open violation for work without a permit.
A tavern wine license has been filed for Starvue Gallery at 234 Starr Street (near Wyckoff). The former warehouse building was purchased by Cayuga Capital Management in 2010 for $1,700,000.
Reached by email earlier this year, Cayuga co-founder Jamie Wiseman told WyckoffHeights.org “We hope the corner [Wyckoff and Starr] develops into the next Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street." Starvue will join The Sampler, which opened in the building in June; other rumored tenants — The Shop Brooklyn and a second Guacuco restaurant — have yet to materialize.
Blackstone Karapanos LLC
A liquor license is pending for 128 Central Avenue (between Willoughby and Troutman); the space was previously home to Bushwick Kitchen.
El Fogon Restuarant
A restaurant wine license application is pending for El Fogon Restaurant at 1701 Palmetto Street (at Cypress Ave).
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