Friday, August 19, 2016
Empty hotel sitting in Kew Gardens
From DNA Info:
A controversial 20-story hotel in Kew Gardens that was completed months ago but never opened is now up for lease, according to a broker.
Initially the tower at 123-28 82nd Ave., just off of Queens Boulevard and across the street from Queens Borough Hall, was supposed to open as The Queens Savoy Hotel and Residences by the end of last year or early this year, Steve Papas of Forge Realty, which owns the building, told DNAinfo New York last September.
But the 95,000-square-foot building featuring 84 hotel rooms, 38 apartments, a fitness center, commercial space and 44 basement valet parking spots, has been sitting empty for months.
The hotel building, which is being watched by a security guard, is now for lease, according to Heritage Realty Services, which is marketing the property.
“The entire building is for lease,” said Mary Anderson-Gallagher, managing director at Heritage, adding that said she was not aware of what happened with the initial hotel deal.
Anderson-Gallagher said that Forge Realty is looking for a long-term lease. There is no set price and the owners are open to negotiations, she said.
Well I think we all know what this means by now.