JACKSON HEIGHTS — Habib Bank will return to the newly-rebuilt Bruson Building when it reopens next year, the owners said.
It's the first confirmed tenant for the building, according to Craig Bruno, a member of The Bruno Family Trust which operates the building.
Habib Bank opened its first Jackson Heights branch in 1988 in the ground floor of of the historic building, on 37th Avenue between 74th and 75th streets.
They moved to a smaller location on 74th Street after the April 2014 multi-alarm fire gutted the building.
Scaffolding on the Bruson Building will be down by early December, Bruno said. Councilman Danny Dromm received a tour of the space Friday — tweeting that "good things are happening!"
Habib Bank is scheduled to move in by March or April 2016.
Branch manager Kamal Turi said they're still working out any new plans for the space, and didn't have details on the exact square footage.
"We have not come to that phase yet but we're just excited to go back to our old location, it's bigger," he said.
Bruno said it was the only confirmed tenant so far but he was eyeing other chain restaurants to occupy the ground-floor spaces.