Just a week after Brooklyn Paper’s August 3rd missive on the never ending delay of the Bossert Hotel re-opening, the building’s tattered eyesore of an awning was removed without fanfare. The property’s manager, Stephen Allen was later quoted in the publication on the 14th, “We’re restoring the frame, and putting it right back. It will look exactly like the old one.” The Montague BID had tried, in vain, on many occasions to have the problem addressed.
Over the weekend a shiny new awning was installed. It does in fact look exactly like the old one, sans holes. So yay, progress! But, don’t hold your breath on an opening. Despite the latest news coverage, neither partner, real estate tycoon Joseph Chetrit nor Clipper Equity’s David Bistricer have commented publicly on the status of the project or if they have tapped a new operator to run the establishment.
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