August 11, by Nathaly Pesantez
The owners of the building that formerly housed Club Purlieu, the nightclub plagued with a violent history of shootings, robberies, and stabbings, are in the process of leasing out the space for multiple retail shops.
“The Shoppes at 36th”, reads a banner on the corner building located at 36-04 34th St. The banner is accompanied by a rendering of the proposed future site with five distinct shops, all with high windows facing 36th Avenue.
According to building documents from February, BizDesigns is the Brooklyn-based architecture firm behind the design of the over 6,500 square-foot locale.
The site is managed by Transition Acquisitions, while CBRE, the massive commercial real estate firm, is in charge of leasing.
The shops are scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
Club Purlieu closed down in 2016 after receiving hefty fines from the State Liquor Authority for multiple violations, along with backlash from the community after a long string of violent incidents, including the shooting of Robert Castillo, a cab driver, in the head after dropping passengers off at the club that year, and after three men were stabbed in the club in 2015.