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Flushing Grocery Store Gives Way to 14-Story Condo Tower

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Another one bites the dust: a Met Foods store on Bowne Street in Flushing has been demolished to make way for a new 14-story, 84-unit condo building, according to YIMBY.

The mixed-use building will feature retail on the first and second floors and a school on the third floor. The condos, which will measure a relatively small 760 square feet on average, will be located on the floors above that.

The project is being designed by Maspeth-based architecture firm, Angelo Ng and Anthony Ng Architects Studio, which primarily works on residential buildings in the borough.

The building, which is being developed by Yin C. Hu has had a quick turnaround so far. Plans were filed in September last year. Permits were issued in December, and with the demolition of the Met Food store complete, excavation work has begun at the site, according to YIMBY.

This development also features a two-level underground garage that has space for 93 cars.

The Met Foods in Flushing making way for residential buildings marks an ongoing trend of grocery stores being demolished across the borough to make room for more housing. Instances include the Clinton Hill Key Food store, and a Pathmark in Gowanus.

· Revealed: 41-62 Bowne Street, 14-Story Condo Tower In Flushing [NY YIMBY]
· Clinton Hill's Grocery Store-Eating Apartments, Revealed [Curbed]
· Plans for Grocery on Park Slope Key Food Site Almost Certain [Curbed]