259 mulberry

Hot, edible diggity — we’ve spotted a new rendering for the proposed eatery at the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets in Nolita.

259 Mulberry Street, also known as 47 Prince Street, is primed for a one-story, 25-foot-tall eating and drinking establishment. The development is slated to be completed by July 2014, according to construction signage. Located across the street from Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the vacant parcel has been a long-time parking lot.

In 2009, a Shake Shack was proposed for the spot, but those plans were scuttled the following year, Curbed reported.

Fast forward to 2012: French cocktails and juice chain Paradis Des Fruits moved to build at 259 Mulberry, The New York Post reported. However, the city denied the request for zoning and other reasons, saying that the proper application wasn’t filed.

The latest permit was filed December 4th. The architect of record is Terjesen Associates Architects, who replaced Gene Kaufman.

The owner of the lot throughout this mini-saga has been Neil Bender, who inherited the William Gottlieb real estate empire. Gottlieb was notorious for accumulating properties and then doing nothing with them. Let’s hope that this latest project goes all the way.

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