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Seven-Story Hotel To Be Built Opposite Kings Theatre

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Last week, the Loew’s Kings Theatre posted on Facebook that a hotel was going up over several storefronts across Flatbush Avenue. According to an application filed with the DOB, 1024 Flatbush Avenue (between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place) is no longer going to be a four-story apartment building as originally planned, but will be turned into a seven-story, 7,733-square-foot hotel.

Building owner Joseph Sardar says construction will start within the next 30 days, and will likely take a year and a half to two years. He also says the ground floor will still house retail spaces.

The Loew’s Kings Theatre Facebook suggests the hotel will be “Marriot branded.” We have reached out to Marriott to confirm, and will keep you updated as we get more information.

The post also says property next to the hotel-to-be will house multiple retail spaces downstairs and a health club upstairs, and will get a new facade. As for the Kings Theatre itself, the roof is currently under repair, a new elevator is being installed for handicapped access, and there are plans to use old photos to recreate murals that were once on the walls.

You can read more about the Kings Theatre, scheduled to open in 2014, here.

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  1. Nice to see some news about what’s going on past Ocean Avenue! Not technically Ditmas Park, I know, but man, Ditmas isn’t so affordable these days. Curious to see how this will impact housing prices in Flatbush.

  2. Wow! Nice, brave move! I hope it’s the beginning of a more modernized neighbourhood. Would love to see some new local stores, bars and restaurants pop up.

  3. I would have said that this was a premature move, but then I said that about the Holiday Inn on Union St. in the Slope (which seems to be doing fine) and I was also skeptical about the new hotel row down on Duffield Street near Metrotech (which seems also to be doing fine). Unless it’s a sister to the “Oasis” on Flatlands Avenue or something, it’ll be an awesome commitment to the area’s revival.

  4. I was wondering about that. I think it will be a useful addition to the neighborhood. Not exciting; perhaps adding to traffic problems, but on the other hand my family has trouble finding a place to stay when they visit so even aside from the theatre a hotel should be able to find business here.

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