Is it possible for the hunting business on Greenwich Avenue to transform into a musical emporium?

A music publishing and copyright business is interested in the former site of a hunting and outdoor gear business on Greenwich Street. The Eurochasse store, run by Hani Hafez and his wife Marilyn, had been operating there for decades, but closed down over two years ago. Messages sent to their email account were not returned, although their website states that they are considering reopening and conducting business online.

The former Eurochasse site is in a prime location on Greenwich Street, close to Greenwich Avenue, which has remained vacant since its shops closed. The building’s new owner has applied for a rear extension and a lower extension to the property via Crazy Goodies LLC, doing business as Round Hill Music. The purchase of the property cost $3.05 million at the end of 2020, according to the property tax card submitted with the application. The new development team has confirmed that office use has been approved in writing by the city planning authority for the two upper floors of the building.

Engineer Anthony D’Andrea stated in the application that Crazy Goodies is proposing a 306 square foot ground floor retail extension, but the type of operation being proposed has not been specified. A one-story extension is planned to be built behind the building, which dates back to 1900. The store looks set to offer a “premium music retailer,” with previous job advertisements for store managers posted on music industry job sites emphasizing the experience for music lovers. The store is expected to sell guitars, electronics, new and used vinyl records, fine apparel, fine T-shirts and other music-related fashion items.

Despite the information available, Gil Olds, an executive at the real estate company involved with the project, declined to comment until the permitting process is complete. Messages left on Round Hill Music were not returned. As yet, this application has not been scheduled for preliminary review by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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