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  • MaggieO

    highly variable. given the time of year, I would say expect 6 months at the bare minimum. it all depends on what the scope is, whether they find any unexpected conditions during repairs, whether DOB is responsive to inspection requests, whether LPC is responsive to sample approvals, etc. etc. etc.

  • H Ginsberg

    Thank you!

  • Eddyde

    My building took over 5 years…

  • brooklynbull

    I go there a few times a month – never had a bad experience, usually quite helpful

  • Brixtony

    I have been there several times and they’ve been friendly and helpful to me (and my dog).

  • Andrew Porter

    Merely 5 years? The sidewalk shed outside St. Ann’s Church, Montague & Clinton, has been up so long it lists George Pataki as Governor—which he was, until 2006.

  • gc

    Considering the location my bet is that it will be down in less than one year. Hope I’m right!

  • MaggieO

    not sure what location has to do with it. often the local law scaffolding hangs around for a long time because it can be difficult for buildings to find financing when unexpected conditions are uncovered during the initial repairs and DOB will not allow the shed to be removed when there remain uncorrected conditions. the good news is that there are construction permits, meaning this isn’t sidewalk shed that was put up as a protective measure while they figure out how to finance the repair work.

  • Local_Montague_Man

    why is the scaffolding base over the entrance to the promenade thought? shouldn’t it be closer to the building? are the trees in the way? if so cant they build the structure around them,? just annoying that it will look like trash for [the next year].

  • MaggieO

    i can’t say specifically, not having seen it, but the building owner is required to provide certain protections for surrounding sidewalks, walkways, etc. during construction. This is highly preferable to getting hit in the head by a chunk of mortar while you walk out to the promenade.

  • gc

    my guess is that this building will not have any financing issues and so the work will hopefully go quickly

  • Arch Stanton

    On a building that size these projects are easily in the 7 figures. Coop/condo/group financing isn’t all that easy. Also there are often more problems revealed during the remediation that cause further delays.

  • Jeremy

    Anyone know whats going on with Vineapple? That not being open is a big void in the neighborhood.

  • Andrew Porter

    The bad news for BH is that this will mean no Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this year.

  • Andrew Porter

    Did you not see my answer here?

    The owner of Vineapple says they will definitely return. They told the Eagle’s Mary Frost, “I had a baby and took a leave and vacation! We are probably going to be back and open again as soon as we can [to] serve our amazing community again soon!”

  • duckman

    Has to be something more than that.

  • duckman

    Big void? There are three coffee shops within like 75 yards.