Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Rock

Right after news of Surfish coming to Third & 14th, signs of another commercial rental likely to go nouveau-Gowanus.  Mixed-use 545 Third, across from Surfish, is on the market for just over three million dollars.  It's a beautiful looking building. According to property records, the storefront church, Iglesias de Dios Pentacostal M.I., Roca de Suguridad has owned the building since the mid-70s, and although 545 appears to have been seized by the city in the eighties, a more recent deed seems to show it still belonging to the church. These sorts of transactions are unclear to the amateur records reader. The two-apartment/two-retail-space property will be delivered vacant, and we hardly expect to see a storefront church at this address again.

This will leave Jesus Never Fails Church of God (9th) as the only storefront church nearby on Third. We hope its name bodes well for its future, though changing demographics make us wonder.

Jesus Never Fails

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