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Polish Bakery Sold for $8.7M Could Be Replaced by 2 Luxury Condo Towers

By Serena Dai | January 5, 2015 1:06pm | Updated on January 6, 2015 9:12am
 The New Warsaw Bakery building, located at 866 Lorimer St., was sold for $8.7 million, according to public records and the developer.
The New Warsaw Bakery building, located at 866 Lorimer St., was sold for $8.7 million, according to public records and the developer.
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GREENPOINT — A longtime Polish bakery across from McCarren Park could be replaced by two luxury condo towers designed by the same architect who worked on The Edge, according to public records and the developer.

The Swidzinski family, which owns New Warsaw Bakery — a more than 20-year-old spot at 866 Lorimer St — finalized a sale for the 10,000-square-foot property in December for $8.7 million, with luxury apartment developer Chatham Development Company working on the new project, according to Department of Building and Department of Finance records.

New Warsaw owners had said last spring that they planned to keep the bakery open despite plans to sell the well-known property.

Brownstoner first reported the sale.

New Warsaw Bakery owners did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The new condo building, which is pending zoning approval, will include two towers with 14 units and 17 underground parking spaces, according to developer Chad Gessin of Chatham Development Company and Department of Building records.

Architects well-known for dealing in other neighborhood luxury and trendy projects are already signed up for the project, Gessin said.

The exterior will be designed by Stephen B. Jacobs group, the same architects that worked on icy blue Williamsburg waterfront property The Edge.

And the interior will be designed by architect Ole Sondresen, who also worked on both Greenpoint's Kickstarter headquarters and DUMBO's Etsy headquarters.

One tower will be six stories on Manhattan Avenue with retail space on the ground floor, and the other will be seven stories on Lorimer St., Gessin said.

A landscaped courtyard will adjoin the two towers, he added.

The Lorimer tower will have one apartment per floor, while the Manhattan Avenue tower will have two apartments per floor, Gessin said.

Gessin said that renderings of the building would be ready next week.

New Warsaw Bakery, known for making the street smell of fresh bread, has been owned by the Swidzinski family since 1990, according to Voices of NY.