A once decrepit industrial building in a burgeoning area of Forest Hills will open to house a Sleepy’s mattress store, among others, within a few months, according to the building’s leasing broker.
Construction to completely revamp the two-story property began in December, when the building was stripped down to its cinder block walls. Before that, the abandoned building was among the last vestiges of urban blight that once plagued the intersection.
Forest Hills Retail Center To Include Sleepy’s, Others
But next door...
...rumors of the possible sale of the Woodhaven Lanes bowling alley, at 75-25 Woodhaven Blvd., just south of Metropolitan Avenue, has lifelong friends and bowlers worried about the future of their favorite gathering spot.
Stanley Schuckman, president of Schuckman Realty, the leasing broker for the property, said he could not comment on the sale. Likewise, a spokesman for the owner said he could not comment, not even to confirm that the building was, in fact, for sale.
However, Schuckman’s Web site, www.schuckmanrealty.com, has already begun advertising the 45,000-square-foot space, which claims it will be available for possession by “one lucky retailer” sometime this spring.
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