A developer is booting 20 longtime Downtown Brooklyn businesses to make way for a massive commercial complex aimed at attracting high-end retailers, local merchants said yesterday.
Manhattan-based United American Land plans to build a $208 million development topped with luxury housing on the property - a block from both the Fulton Street Mall and the Metro Tech high-rise office complex, according to planning documents for the site.
B'KLYN BIZ IS RAZING BIG STINK
"They're telling us to get the heck out for luxury apartments? I've built up a nice business here the last 10 years - it would be nice if someone at least tried to help us relocate nearby," said Jeffrey Gargiulo, owner of Bagel Guys on Willoughby Street.