A dilapidated empty lot at the corner of Smith & Douglass streets in Carroll Gardens is about to cash in on commerce. DNAInfo.com reports that the 5,000 square-foot space at 232 Smith Street is going to become the location of a bank.
The lot is owned by Son Claire Realty LLC, a limited liability company owned by Claire Palermo and her son, who confirmed that she intends to sell it to a banking chain. She declined further details. The pair has accumulated $150,000 in unpaid violations from the Environmental Control Board over the years for letting the derelict space become a hazard.