Thursday, August 9, 2007

All That's Left of 182 Atlantic Avenue

On July 23, we posted "Say Goodbye to 182 Atlantic Avenue." The site (on Atlantic near Court Street, behind the old Independence Bank building) was recently the home to the highly commendable Independence Community Foundation (the small picture on the left), but it passed into the hands of Two Trees Management on July 25.

Well, we were busy and forgot to check in during the intervening two weeks. But we weren't surprised Thursday afternoon to find that 182 was kaput, because a source had told us that Two Trees was champing at the bit to knock the sucker down.

Independence Community Foundation has moved to 45 Main Street, a Two Trees property experiencing a bit of trouble recently.

Now that 182 Atlantic is torn down, construction will begin on the 37-unit, six story apartment building (photo here) that Two Trees is putting up behind the bank building -- which, by the way, is the future home to Trader Joe's.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, that was fast. I guess Two Trees doesn't mess around. I bet Walentas will finish this building before Shaya finishes 75 Smith.

I, for one, am quite happy that another gap in the Atlantic Avenue strip will be filled with retail and residential.

Speaking of which, anyone know what's going on with the former gas station on Atlantic?

Anonymous said...

The planned apartments look nicer than the old building and its parking lot looked.

Anonymous said...

From the drawing, it looks like the new building will jut out much further into the sidewalk than the bank building/Trader Joe's. Is that a particularly wide sidewalk there?

Anonymous said...

That ^was^ part of its charm.