The Brooklyn Paper has learned that a proposed BJ's in Red Hook would be part of a much larger project than originally believed. Documents obtained by the paper reveal that developer Joe Sitt wants to renovate a historic warehouse on the site of the now-demolished Revere sugar refinery and make the BJ's part of a six story shopping mall, Red Hook's first. Traffic-hating locals will surely find the proposal hard to swallow, but the real worry here is the proliferation of Brooklyn Paper headlines like these: "Hookers to get BJ’s in a mall." Sitt's plan, which he's been quietly passing around to solicit bids from architects, calls for a waterfront esplanade, some residential units, several new buildings for shopping, and plenty of free parking, all right next to IKEA. Watch your back, Paramus!
Red Hook BJ's May Be Part of Big Shopping Mall
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