Rothstein’s Hardware is Moving to 106 Ridge Street; Redevelopment Still Looms

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 at 5:39 am by

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Rothstein’s Hardware is moving from Clinton St. after decades here

As expected, Rothstein’s Hardware has been forced from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The overstuffed, utilitarian store was a fixture on the block for several decades, but is now relocating eastward to a new location at 106 Ridge Street. We are told that the move will happen in “two to three weeks.”

The departure of Rothstein’s Hardware after some thirty years is part of a rumored master plan to redevelop this land. Even though nothing is yet filed with the DOB, chatter around Clinton Street suggests that this low-rise strip of stores will fall in favor of a new luxury development of some sort. We exclusively reported this intel a couple weeks ago, shortly after hearing that Community 54 also fled the neighborhood. At the time, we also learned that ICON Realty management, “a multifaceted investment and management company,” was buying out the remaining leases on 52-60 Clinton Street.

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This strip of Clinton St. will likely fall in the coming months

As a post-script, in case you’re wondering about that rotting “light installation” affixed to the Rothstein’s marquee, it was built and placed there by a group of neighbors in 2005. We can’t remember the last time it was turned on.

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