The saga of the Bedford Avenue site that once held a Salvation Army started about five years ago, and now, finally, we know what will replace it. Brownstoner spotted a photo on the construction fence of the currently empty site, and it shows an inoffensive yellow brick building with large windows. The rendering isn't the standard DOB-issued thing, but rather part of a giant new sign posted by Thor Equities, the property's new owner.
The Salvation Army closed in 2012, about two years after the group filed plans for a new two-story retail building on the site. Demolition began not long after the store shut its doors, and the building was gone within a year. Foundation work was ongoing at the site when it sold last month to Thor for $36 million.
No new plans were filed, and given that the rendering is a two-story retail building, it's safe to say that the plans are the same. Once upon a time Apple was rumored for this location, and with Apple's commitment to 247 Bedford Avenue in question, could the tech giant land here instead?
· Renderings Posted for Former Salvation Army Store Site on Bedford [Brownstoner]
· All 176 Bedford Avenue coverage [Curbed]