Nolita’s Puck Fair May Be Demolished to Make Room for New Construction

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The Irish pub next to the BP station that fronts East Houston Street between Crosby and Lafayette Streets in Nolita may soon close if landlord LargaVista gets the go-ahead to demolish the structures, DNAinfo reports. Plans reportedly call for three buildings (including a garage) to be razed in order to make room for a new complex called Houston + Lafayette, which will presumably take up the entire footprint of the space. Danny McDonald, who also owns Ulysses Folk House and is a partner at the Dead Rabbit, opened Puck Fair in 2000, where it has thrived since. The buildings currently stand within Soho's Cast Iron Historic District, and LargaVista representatives will presumably discuss their plans for the space, including the future of the bar, at tonight's CB2 Manhattan Landmarks and Public Aesthetics meeting. [DNAinfo, CB2 Manhattan]