Eagle: Eamonn’s, Hallmark Store Building For Sale

The Brooklyn Eagle reported recently that 172-174 Montague Street, home to the Hallmark store and Eamonn’s restaurant, is for sale and being marketed as a “potential development site”.  The real estate broker handling the deal Maraget O’Keeffe of GVA Williams, tells the paper that the building is being sold due to “the owner’s move to Arizona.”

Up for grabs – development potential of 50,000 square feet for “commercial, hospitality and residential uses.”  The air rights to the building also come with the sale.  The structure does not fall within the Brooklyn Heights Landmark District and is not subject to its 50 foot height limit, the Eagle adds.  And despite denials by Eamonn’s that they were in danger of being kicked out, O’Keefe tells the Eagle that the leases at 172-174 Montague are “short term and cancelable.”

The Curwin family who according to property records co-own the premises under the auspices of Robar LLC, opened the Hallmark in 1991.  In 2003, one of the its owners, Barry Curwin, killed himself with a handgun inside the store.

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  • JJD

    Darn. This is a convenient place for a last drink on the way home after a night out, or an Irish Breakfast or Shepheards pie on the weekend. Every neighborhood needs an Irish Bar.

  • yo

    Eamonn’s could possibly be the worst irish pub I’ve been in. Truly depressing…not sure if it’s because of the location or what, but every time I’ve given it another chance it disappoints. We need a lively irish pub like Ceol (on smith st) in the hood.

  • JJD

    Even a bad Irish Pub is still better than no pub at all. And the chance a new pub would re-open in the same place are not that great looking at the recent years at Montague Street.

  • yo

    it’s true…i never thought i would long for Annie’s Blue Moon to make a return