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One Old Theater for Sale, Another Gets a Petition

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GREENPOINT?The former 2,000-seat Meserole Theater at 723 Manhattan Avenue has been a pharmacy since 1988, but might that be changing? Real estate brokerage TerraCRG is marketing the 17,500-square-foot building for sale, and in the press release the firm notes that Rite Aid's below-market lease is up in January 2014, with one five-year option remaining. An investor could swoop in and wait Rite Aid out, and/or tear the place down and build another building twice the size. The current was also used a roller disco in the 1970s, and the disco ball still hangs in the middle of the store. There's no official asking price, and bids are being accepted up until a December 15 deadline. [CurbedWire Inbox]

RIDGEWOOD?Speaking of old former theaters, the always-up-for-sale Ridgewood Theater on Myrtle Avenue near the Brooklyn/Queens border is apparently not landmarked enough for some preservationists. Gothamist reports a petition is circulating to landmark the building's interior, as well. Which would severely limit the pool of interested buyers, we're guessing. No Queens version of Brooklyn Bowl? [Gothamist]