Vic’s Pizza Departing Essex Street After 45 Years in Business; New Development Looms

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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Photo: Paul AufieroHousecleaning has begun at 355 Grand Street, the endangered non-landmarked landmark. The wave of luxury living is breaking here, and both ground floor businesses were given the boot; a gold-plated boot, at that. Interboro Properties purchased the historic corner row-house back in December for $4 million.

But there is still some time.

Flowers Cafe, on vacation the last week, recently revealed that it’s looking for a new home in the neighborhood.

Vic’s Pizza, housed in the Essex Street side of the building (aka 51 Essex), also just announced its imminent departure. A sandwich board outside confirms closure in roughly two months. The pizzeria has been in the area for forty-five years.

This is how our treasures are treated?

According to pending paperwork with the Department of Buildings, the mixed-use replacement structure will rise six stories. And it has upper crust written all over it. The proposal includes 4,578 square-feet split between two enormous triplex units; 1,958 square-feet of retail on the ground floor.

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