Purchase Street is changing again.
On the heels of the closing of the Rye Smoke Shop and the renovation of that building, next week the wrecking ball will be take to 23-25 Purchase Street. The building is in between R&M Woodrow Jewelers and Poppy's.
From Rye City:
"Please be advised that site mobilization will begin tomorrow (12/2/16) in preparation for the demolition of the building at 23-25 Purchase Street. The sidewalk in front of the building will be closed during the demolition process, which is expected to take a few weeks. A sidewalk detour will be set up into the adjacent parking area. Actual demolition will begin next week."
The building has been vacant for a while but recent housed HomeMade Pizza and That Pottery Place. Neither business lasted too long. The property is owned by Grove Park Realty Corp. and this seems to be some sort of entity or shell controlled by Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation of Manhattan (see the building listing on their site).