The Bronx General Post Office has hit the market in New York after plans to transform it into a food market fell through.

The building was bought in 2014 for $19m by Youngwoo and Associates and plans were laid out to reopen it as a culinary hub and mixed-use space, dubbed Bronx Post Place, following a complete renovation. But the transformation stalled: a spring 2017 opening date was pushed back and the building has only undergone a partial refurb.

Bronx Post Office murals
Via Bronx Post Place

Details on how much work has been done inside the building are sparse, though at least three of the post office’s collection of 80-year-old Ben Shahn frescoes have been restored.

While there doesn’t appear to be a public listing for the building, local site Welcome2theBronx reports that the sales process is ongoing.

[Via Welcome2theBronx, h/t Curbed NYC]

Emma is a contributing editor at The Spaces. She also writes for Grafik, Dezeen and Creative Review

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