It’s official — the building that housed Bereket Turkish Kebab House has been cleared for demolition. Last Friday, the Department of Buildings approved an application for the full demolition of 187 East Houston Street, records show.
The former home of the beloved late-night spot, which closed after 19 years last summer, is the first of the single-story buildings purchased by Magnum Realty to be cleared for demo. The developer, headed by Ben Shaoul, plans to build a 10-story residential building at the corner of Orchard and East Houston, The Real Deal reported in November. The other buildings in the deal — including Ray’s Pizza and Empanada Mama — have yet to be approved for demolition.
On Saturday, another one of Bereket’s neighbors, 25-year-old Tiehama Grocery, also closed for business, Bowery Boogie reports.