Over 200,000 square feet of retail is on the way for the long-planned Red Apple Group development taking shape on the south side of Myrtle between Ashland and the de-mapped Prince Street. Linda Collins at the Brooklyn Eagle has the full story and a break down of the retail space.
"As previously reported in the Eagle, the project, at 162-184 Myrtle Ave., between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Ashland Place, is a mixed-use development combining approximately 500 luxury residential units, more than 200,000 square feet of retail space plus underground parking.
The tri-level retail space includes:
• 61,000 square feet at street level with up to 23 foot-high ceilings;
• 79,000 square feet on the lower (below grade) level with 14-foot ceilings; and
• 89,500 square feet on the second floor with 15-foot ceilings."
As we've mentioned before, the Duane Reade will be back and relocating to the corner of Ashland. We've compiled a list of the many other businesses community members have told us they would like to see, and we are working with the Ingersoll and Whitman Tenant Associations to help ensure that their service needs are met. We have played at active role in recruiting businesses to the avenue for the last eight years, and plan to assist Winick Realty and John Catsimatidis where possible to secure tenants that are reflective of the community's needs. Please drop us a line if you have additional suggestions.
Rendering by Dattner Architects, courtesy of the Brooklyn Eagle