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Williamsburg Key Foods May Get New Residential Neighbor

A single-story Key Foods on the corner of Grand and Lorimer streets may sprout a major addition. New York YIMBY spotted permits for a 107-apartment building at the store's address of 575 Grand Street, but the store's purveyor claims that the grocery isn't going anywhere. "The grocery store has been there for 60 years, and it'll be there for 60 more," Pat Conte told YIMBY. The development site for the 130,000-plus-square-foot building spans from Lorimer to Leonard streets and includes both the supermarket and its adjacent parking lot. The site has been owned by Tapps Supermarkets Inc. since the 1970s.

It seems Conte knows more about the project than he's letting on. When YIMBY asked whether the development would be condos or rentals, he replied, "Speculators and developers want to cash out and make everything into condos. I'm not a speculator or a developer," insinuating that they're going to be rather spacious rentals. Conte also wouldn't speak to how the building will be configured, but told YIMBY that it "wasn't exactly correct" that the apartments would rise above the Key Foods.

Here's how the building may break down: it'll have 23 apartments on the second through fifth floors, and 18 apartments on the sixth floor topped by a roof deck. The building will also have 72 parking spaces. Marin Architects is listed on the permits as the building's architect of record.
· 107-Unit Apartment Building May Replace Williamsburg Key Food at 575 Grand Street [YIMBY]
· Park Slope May Lose a Grocery Store, Gain More Apartments [Curbed]