WEST VILLAGE — The former landmarked home of a troubled nightclub has been demolished to make way for a six-story condo and retail development.
The new six-story building will have four floor-through condos, a penthouse and ground-floor retail space. Each condo will be approximately 2,500 square feet and will have a private elevator entrance.
The site was formerly landmarked, and it took developers three tries to get the Landmarks Preservation Commission to allow them to demolish the building and put up a new one.
Demolition started a few weeks ago, according to construction workers at the site and a spokeswoman for Greystone, which is developing the new building with Continental Ventures and Itzhaki Acquisitions. The demolition is expected to be done by April, according to a sign at the site.
Construction of the new building will take about 18 months, said the Greystone spokeswoman, Karen Marotta.
The new condos will have a "luxury feel and finishes" and unique designs because of the building's unusual triangular shape.
"They’ll be unique because of the orientation of the building itself," Marotta said. "It’s got a clear view of the [Seventh Avenue South] corridor, tons of windows."