After 37 years serving the neighborhood’s puppies and kittens, Bay Veterinary Clinic at 2579 East 17th Street is now closed, making way for a new five-story commercial building.
The clinic’s veterinarian Dr. Peter Rosenberg is retiring, and all records are being sent to Manhattan Beach Animal Clinic at 126 Brighton 11th Street (718) 616-0964, a receptionist told Sheepshead Bites. The clinic is closed, but they are still answering the phones for the time being to keep their patients’ owners informed.
The 5,590-square-foot lot between Avenue Y and Avenue Z was purchased in March for more than $1.4 million, according to records. The deal was brokered by Commercial Acquisition’s Arsen Atbashyan, who said that the new owner is the same developer who built B’ay Tower (1733 Sheepshead Bay Road), Alex Finkelshteyn.
In late March, the developer filed plans with the Department of Buildings to construct a new five-story commercial development, totaling 13,254 square feet. That includes two floors – or 4,166 square feet of medical offices, allowing them to seize on a size bonus for “community facilities.”
The remaining three floors are proposed as a a “commercial day camp,” according to DOB documents, with a cellar for retail use.
There will be parking for 28 cars.
The architect is Robert Palermo, who designed B’ay Tower.