Just days after the last of the businesses on the lot shuttered, contractors have placed fencing around the future home of a Marshalls department store.

We broke the news back in January that the lot at 1611 Avenue Y, between East 16th Street and East 17th Street, would be swallowed up by the retailer. The developer has plans to construct a 27,292 square foot, one-story department store. The fencing went up last week, but real construction isn’t expected to begin until the summer. We’re told the opening date probably would not be until 2012 or 2013, and they’re hoping to include a rooftop parking lot.

The development means that four local businesses, three of which have been open for decades, shuttered to accommodate the development: Golden Touch Car Wash, Gulf gas station, KR & S Auto Service and the fruit and vegetable market on East 16th Street. The last of the businesses were out as May rolled in.

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  • Barkingspider7

    Oh Jeez - just what Sheepshead Bay needs – more parking problems.  I hope that they are going to build a rooftop parking lot.  If not, this will be a disaster, especially to the residents of all the streets there. 

    • Jal5503

      Just what we do not need. Traffic worse than ever and a crappy store to boot. 

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      They got a lot of space. I think they could have a lot where the gas pumps used to be. It would run between East 16th and 17th and if that’s enough parking then utilize the roof.

      The suburbanization of Avenue Y keeps rolling along. To complement the urbanizing of Avenue Z.

      • Anonymous

        Remember the old mattress factory before Stop and Shop, Edwards and Finast?

        • Georgia

          Yes & before that was a plastic factory were they made plastic and rolls & rolls they had. Lets keep on going what was there before that anyone knows? 

          • Stronzo

             It was the “Capital Plastics Factory” and It burned down in 1975

          • Georgia

            Yes thank you for the information I could not think what the name was.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          I remember the mattress factory, and several other companies that had used that building. Over the years there had been a lot of turnover.

  • Footworks

    Saw a guy jump the fence on the 15th street side. ( on 15th street, closer to where the fruits and vegetables used to be)

    Probably he lives inside the site or something.

    • nolastname

      I think you are right. Maybe paid to watch for vandalism. But I saw him on the East 17 Street side.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone walked past the barricades they put up around the property?
    At some points (near light posts, etc) the walkway is only one person wide.
    Could that be legal? That is a major thoroughfare for school children. 

    • Footworks

       call 311 and inform buildings department with the CORRECT address.

  • Footworks

    PERFECT place for a Mosque. (If they got parking)
     

    • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

      I disagree, unless the entrance was on 17th Street, since that’s a multi-lane one way. Otherwise, yeah, close to public transportation and plenty of space for parking with their own lot.

  • Anonymous

    KR & S is now located at Coney Island Avenue and Guider where Lenny’s used to be.  

    • Local Broker

       Lennys closed?

      • Anonymous

        He retired. 

  • Anonymous

     I think this is great news.

  • joebkny

    Thats a odd place for a marshalls.

    but not any odder than tjmax off kingshwy i guess.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Looks like there has been some interesting squatting going on for a long time. The Car Wash and the vegetable store were partly on city land, which was actually a demapped street either called Willis or Willow, depending on what documents your looking at. Willis was an early owner of property at this location. At the north end of this street is Emmers Lane, which, while it is just a path, is still maintained by the City Of New York. Interestingly, Doody’s Parking lot sits on its current eastern end.

    http://www.oasisnyc.net/map.aspx?zoom=8&x=997157.99&y=154386.49&etabs=1&categories=PARKS_OPENSPACE%2CPROPERTY_INFO%2CBOUNDARIES&mainlayers=NJ_FOREST%2CPARKS%2CGOLFCOURSES%2CCEMETERIES%2CPLAYGROUNDS%2CSTREETGREEN%2CCOURTS%2CFIELDS%2CGARDENS_SCHOOLS%2CGARDENS%2CCache_Transit%2CNYCT_subway%2CLOTS&labellayers=PARKS%2C&satellite=BaseCache&marker=997157.98846052%2C154386.48830082&query=taxlot&queryid=3074188901

    • Anonymous

      Emmer’s Lane went right through my friends backyard on East 14th Street. Her grandfather took it over as part of their yard more than 50 years ago. The property was sold a few years ago with the new buyer aware that part of his yard was Emmer’s Lane. 

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        The city gave up on trying to reclaim Emmer’s Lane. I heard that the owners of a house on East 13th Street actually went to court to gain rights over the part that ran next to their property. It appears they won, though I do not know how it was effected.

        The only part of Emmers Lane which is the city has not demapped is the portion between East 16th and  East 17th Street.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        The city gave up on trying to reclaim Emmer’s Lane. I heard that the owners of a house on East 13th Street actually went to court to gain rights over the part that ran next to their property. It appears they won, though I do not know how it was effected.

        The only part of Emmers Lane which is the city has not demapped is the portion between East 16th and  East 17th Street.

  • Al D

    Hopefully, there will actually be sufficient parking, for once 

  • Georgia

    As a resident in the area I hope they put the parking lot in the blue prints.  They should be able to include that on the side & roof top.  There is plenty of property.  That corner looks cleaner already. I am wondering how are they going to get those oil tanks out? All I know is they better know what they are doing if they have to be removed I am assuming hazmat does this. 

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      If I recall correctly, when I discussed the plans with my unnamed source that’s very close to the project, he said the building would take up the entire footprint, with parking on the roof (if allowed). There would be no ground-level parking. I can’t say whether the plans have changed or not.

      • Georgia

        Thank you Ned lets see what happens 

    • nolastname

      file:///Users/clare/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Originals/2011/E17%20trash_2/DSCN2781.JPG

      • Georgia

        Yup they are still there the trees look like straw.  Now garbage was added it’s a total mess. 

        • nolastname

          I called it in 2 weeks ago.

        • nolastname

          I called it in 2 weeks ago.

  • Ron B

     I was always a big patron of the Car Wash. I would have preferred that the buisnesses that were there remained. I too am concerned about traffic parking and increased conjestion. On the other hand that corner was not going to win any awards for beautification, THere was garbage, graffiti, and gates. But right across the street is Doody’s and they maintain their property including the East 17th Street Parking lot meticulously. There is no graffiti or garbage. WIth the new Marshall’s the appearence of that corner will improve dramatically It will be clean new and bright. I hope they do not lead to the demise of Doody’s

    • Georgia

      Doody’s always keeps there parking lots clean.  You don’t even see a paper or anything in there lots.  Every single morning they are cleaning the parking lots.  The guys even come out during the day from what I understand also.  My main thing is the parking and congestion also. Dood’y has many cameras up all around. Which is good also.

    • Georgia

      Doody’s always keeps there parking lots clean.  You don’t even see a paper or anything in there lots.  Every single morning they are cleaning the parking lots.  The guys even come out during the day from what I understand also.  My main thing is the parking and congestion also. Dood’y has many cameras up all around. Which is good also.

  • Local Broker

    This place is going to be packed everyday. If they dont provide a parking lot its going to be a nightmare. Between the supermarket, school, doodys and Ave X not being a through street. Interesting how they can build a store this big and not have to provide parking.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like the perfect place for a Mosque. 

      • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

        The next person to leave this stupid comment on an irrelevant thread will be banned. I don’t care how long you’ve been commenting on the site.

        • Local Broker

          Take it easy the sun will be out in a few days.

      • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

        The next person to leave this stupid comment on an irrelevant thread will be banned. I don’t care how long you’ve been commenting on the site.