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CurbedWire: East Village's Townhouse-To-Be, Whole Foods Not Done With Gowanus Quite Yet

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EAST VILLAGE?A couple weeks back we heard that rising design celebs Sixx Design?aka the Novorgratz clan?would be designing a 3,000-square-foot duplex atop a new East Village townhouse at 238 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), expected to go for $4 million. We recently stopped by the site, former home of a one-story commercial building (it was purchased in May '08 for $3.5 million), and noticed construction of the six-story, 25-foot-wide house is well underway. The owner, design writer Sue Hostetler, plans to live on the first four floors. [CurbedWire Staff]

GOWANUS?A Whole Foods rep chimes in with a comment on yesterday's news that the company is abandoning its plans to open a store on Third Avenue: "Contrary to this story, Whole Foods Market continues to pursue plans for a future store at the Gowanus site in Brooklyn. Our spokesperson's statement that we have 'no immediate plans' to open a store DOES NOT mean that we are not actively progressing towards plans for development. Since the fall, we have been working to identify potential development partners for a Brooklyn store. In making these plans, nothing has been finalized and we can’t provide extra details yet, but we'll let everybody know when there are further developments to report." [CurbedWire Inbox]

238 East 4th Street

238 East 4th Street, New York, NY