The bustling section around Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights is continuing on its merry real estate spree. The former Nassau Brewery at the corner of Franklin and Bergen, just steps away from 1000 Dean Street and Berg’n beer hall, is getting a new look. Crow Hill Development is turning the building into a mixed-use complex, with apartments up top and retail and restaurants down below. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, so it’ll be more of a restoration/transformation than just gutting the old space. Which is great, because it’s a pretty cool old building. Apparently the place used to have enormous underground brick vaults to age beer at near-freezing temperature. Maybe can we have that part again?
Crow Hill Development owner Fabian Friedland revealed the news to Brownstoner, noting “It’s exciting to have our project reinforce the existing architecture and character of the neighborhood.” The rendering above is what they imagine the new place will look like, complete with restored signage. Here is what the building looks like now:
Not so bad, ey?