You can finally get rid of your VHS player- despite years of advertising to the contrary, the 50th street Deli Market is not going to restock with $0.98 video tapes. Thanks to Todd for passing this info on to us:
Looks like 50th Street Market building is being torn down and replaced with 17 “efficiency apartments” in a 3-story building. Goodbye to my Cascade views but hopefully new retail in the building will not sell alcohol to attract drunk vagrants. Store owner told me demolition is set to begin in November. Comment period open till early September.
The DPD posting online adds that there will be parking for 10 vehicles plus 600 feet of retail at ground level. Northeast Design Review will be looking at the project on 9/11 of all times, with the comment period closing 9/6.
For more info or to comment on the application, click here to go down the DPD rabbit hole.
Wow, this is a double-edged sword, isn’t it? I guess now we’ll have ALL the street drunks staggering down our side of 50th to go to the 7-11 now that the market will be gone. I hope we can dissuade another fortified booze-selling business from opening in the retail space below the apodments. I’m afraid this is the beginning of the invasion…
“Street drunks?” How insensitive and elitist of you. They’re “sobriety challenged.”
Oh, thank GOD we’re getting another condo development. I hope it looks like all the other design-free developments around here!
Apodments…but I hear you on the design issue.
Both of you please submit comments to DPD…it takes as long to do as posting here and might help the new building be better neighbor 🙂 THANK YOU
DPD doesn’t care one bit what something looks like. As the person who runs it told me, ‘we don’t plan or develop anything – just make sure the paperwork is completed correctly’. Whatever ‘listening’ they do is a show.
Oh, believe me, Todd, there will be comments aplenty to DPD on this plan. But, I do have to say, with a bit of sadness, where oh where will I be able to buy a “Scarface” poster or a cobra-shaped lamp now that the market is closing up? Sigh…
LOL yes…I will miss the electric shock fake gum packs, the pellet pistols and waiting behind a weaving drunk as he/she counts out 457 pennies for a can of Keystone.
Don’t worry, G&F market on 65th and Latona has samurai swords ($129.99!), world’s best dad switch blades, framed Elvis portraits and 14 kinds of Cheez-its.
And thus continues the world to turn…
The 50th Street Market has been closed for a while now, and there is a cabinet shop there now.
I really liked the old market. The people were friendly, especially the woman, and they had an impressive beer and wine selection. So, it wasn’t just “street drunks” who were buying booze there!
@runyararo – you’re not correct about the market…they partitioned the space and some of it is the market (still open), some the cabinet shop. But you’re correct about the clientele…it was more diverse, but the drunks were the only ones who pooped on my driveway. Unless you have a confession to make… 🙂
I did not know that! And here I’ve been hoofing it all the way to meridian market and pooping in driveways over there…?
You delirious goose!!!
Plot twist: Todd and runyaro are going to hook up.
LOL unlikely, but I like that people can have friendly banter on here…some of these threads boil over in no time flat.
This was my neighborhood store growing up. I lived right around the corner from the market. On Fridays my siblings and I would take our allowance and go spend it at the store. Later I worked there as did my husband. I’m sad to see it go. Just what we need more Apt’s.
> new retail in the building will not sell alcohol to attract drunk vagrants.
finally, someone willing to say the truth in blunt terms