Jeffrey Dagowitz — who owns the Townhouse Inn of Chelsea property at 131 W. 23rd St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues — recently bought the church building along with two church-owned buildings at 116 W. 24th St. and 120 W. 24th St., a spokesman for the Archdiocese confirmed Thursday.
The buildings, which span a total of 32,600 square feet, sold for around $50.4 million, the Real Deal reported.
St. Vincent’s parishioners put up a years-long fight to keep the Archdiocese from selling the church at 123 W. 23rd St., which ended in February when the Vatican’s highest court refused to hear any further appeals from them, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Dagowitz, who bought the Townhouse Inn of Chelsea building for $11.3 million back in March 2015, filed an application to demolish it two months later, city Department of Buildings records show.
The department has not yet approved the application, a DOB spokesman said Thursday.
Dagowitz did not immediately respond to request for comment about the sale on Thursday.