Tuesday, September 25, 2007

RIP Albee Square Mall

The old Albee Square Mall at the eastern end of Fulton Street -- sold for $125 million last February -- is all but deserted. The planned Albee Center, replacing Albee Square Mall and its parking garage, will contain large mixed-use projects (according to the Brooklyn Eagle) for new offices, a new retail complex and a large residential complex.

According to Plan NYC, 20 percent of the new units would be for tenants of moderate income. Underneath this giant apartment complex, which will become one of the tallest buildings in Brooklyn, will sit three stories of office space and four stories of new retail. Opponents are "fearful that a 'big-box chain' such as Wal-Mart might enter the retail section of the development."

Albee Square Mall Clears Out Brooklyn Eagle

Photos by MK Metz

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good, that mall was sketchy to say the least. It was like all those knock off stores on the street found a shelter. A fresh start will bring alot of money to the area and support the need for all the new highrise condos.

Anonymous said...

Wither Biz Markie.

Anonymous said...

wal mart would be a disaster for that area

Anonymous said...

That whole Fulton/Flatbush corner is going to change dramatically. For the most part it will for the better, but I hope we don't go too Manhattan.

guyfromdobro said...

Tell me something. Would it really be that bad if this area looked a little like manhattan? Wouldn't that be better than what it looks like right now? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

RA THE RUGGED MAN - LEGENDS NEVER DIE

Anonymous said...

RA! Yeah dat... Respect from Cali.