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December's rumblings of a "grittier Chelsea Market" headed to Bushwick are starting to materialize. Developer Massay Knakal released marketing materials for the project, slated for 82 Bogart Street, which included a proposed rendering. Featuring illuminated storefronts, an umbrellaed upper deck, and condos on stilts, Gothamist puts it best: "It look[s] more like The Standard Brooklyn than anything else."
The retail development will monopolize the entire block, with 1,200 feet of wraparound storefront space available. There will be 80,000 square feet on the ground floor, with a proposed second floor of equal size. The developer, "plans to cater to unmet retail needs of the dense residential population in the area while remaining sensitive to the local culture that has made Bushwick so unique." How exactly this will translate to tenants should be interesting to watch. The project should be completed by late 2013/early 2014.
· Bushwick's Largest Retail Development [Massay Knakal]
· Bushwick is Getting a Mall and Here's What it Might Look Like [Gothamist]
· There Are Plans for a "Grittier Chelsea Market" in Bushwick [Racked NY]