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Gandars Getting Goosed by Big Karl Fischer

The building at the corner of Grand and Driggs in Williamsburg on which we've reported from time to time, is on its way out. The scaffolding is up and the demo crews are coming. What's interesting about 227 Grand is that the building apparently has a little bit of a history "dating back to the early days of Williamsburgh" in the words of Brooklyn 11211. It was a bookstore belonging to J. C. Gandar, "a civic and literary leader of early Williamsburgh." The new building would be a 15-story Karl Fischer which should make for an interesting backdrop to nearby Fillmore Place, which as been proposed for landmarking.
· Gandars Bookstore to be Demolished! [Brooklyn 11211]
· Fingered Again: 'Monster Tower' Approved at Driggs & Grand [Curbed]
· Fillmore Place Video [WPA]