And now, another reminder that hipsters no longer lay claim to Williamsburg. The reminder of the exodus comes with the news that the 1950's era metal diner on the corner of Wythe Avenue and North 3rd Street that's currently home to restaurant La Esquina will be cleared to make way for a six-story, 10-apartment development. The (likely condo) building is being developed by Sandy Stillman, who Brownstoner reports has owned the site since 1997. The permit filings say that the new building will be 16,736 square feet in total and have 4,351 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Tom Winter is the architect of record.
Forgotten NY says the diner was constructed in 1952 and has formerly served as the Wythe Diner, Q's, and Relish.
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Former Wythe Diner, Williamsburg [Forgotten NY]