Back in July of 2016, BRO covered a new rehab development at 50 Broadway – a building owned by Roger Trettel. At the time, Trettel was busy adding a cornice to the building, thus restoring some much needed curb appeal to the project.
Fast forward nine months and we now see the end results of the installation of the first floor commercial facade. The development is very welcome in this particular downtown neighborhood, because forever and a day we were forced to look at the building in this condition, which partially set the tone for the rest of the block. Thankfully, those days of being 50 Broadway forlorn and boarded up are long gone.
“I will be finishing the façade this week with some beautiful restored copper corbels that divide the storefront windows,” Roger told me. “They will be spectacular! Also have had A LOT of interest in the space from bars, distilleries, bakery, retailers, cleaners, hair stylists, yoga studio, etc. – still in discussions with a couple of them, so hope to have it filled soon.”
What a difference the new storefront makes. Apparently Trettel has had some interest in the space, although no announcements have been made as of yet.