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Developer Seeks to Transform Abandoned Williamsburg Site

April 9, 2010
Brooklyn Papers

A Queens developer wants to transform a long-abandoned site in Williamsburg into a retail complex, with a pharmacy, convenience store and restaurant. The City issued permits this month to demolish a defunct gas station at the site, and the developer, Meir Babaev, has named the retail center Triangle Court. However, he does not yet own the property and at least one community board member doubts his ability to raise the necessary funds. The site has sat untouched since 1992 when a group wanted to open a movie house there.