Coignet Building Restoration Has Begun, Anticipated Completion in Late 2014

Coignet Construction

After months of stalling, it appears that Whole Foods Brooklyn is finally making good on their legal obligation to restore the historic Coignet Building on the corner of Third and Third.

Scaffolding has been erected in the slim buffer space between the Coignet Building and Whole Foods, and a “Work in Progress” sign — along with some details about the restoration and a work permit — rests against the building on the sidewalk abutting Third Avenue. An anticipated completion date of “Late 2014” is posted, although we have no idea who’ll end up the tenant — the building is still for sale, after all.

Brownstoner has some incredible photos from inside the dilapidated building that an urban explorer took in February; must see! They’re way better than our crappy, low-light cell photos below.¬†Brownstoner also reports that The Landmarks Preservation Commission fined Whole Foods $3,000 in December for failing to maintain the property.

Coignet Construction

Coignet Construction

Coignet Construction


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