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South Williamsburg Candy Factory Makes Sweet Switch to Rentals

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Not every old Williamsburg industrial building gets knocked down for fancy new apartments. Some just become them! Like the former Matchett Candy Factory at Wythe Avenue and South 4th Street (former home of the Roebling Hall art gallery), which will become 69 new studio, 1BR and 2BR apartments open for business in January. Developer Caro Enterprises just named Corcoran's Barak/Blackburn Group the leasing agents, and rents will begin at $2,000/month for a 450sqft studio.
Perkins Eastman designed the conversion, which includes a rooftop addition, and the loft look will include exposed brick and original wooden beams. Amenities at 390 Wythe Avenue will include a part-time doorman, bike storage, on-site parking and a roof deck with "spectacular city and harbor views." A model apartment designed by BoConcept will launch with the building. Brownstoner got a couple looks at construction last spring:

Most luxury Williamsburg rentals are new construction, so we're guessing an old candy factory will have some serious appeal. We'll find out in 2011.
· Development Watch: Wythe Addition Up Close [Brownstoner]