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Who will be the new owner of Downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Dime Savings Bank building?

Eye On Real Estate

June 10, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The banking hall at 9 DeKalb Ave. is locked up tight as Brooklynites wait to find out who's buying this stunning landmark. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

The Treasure House stands silent.

A stunning bank building where Brooklynites once stored their savings a dime at a time awaits its new owner.

We’re talking about the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn at 9 DeKalb Ave., a century-old city-designated landmark that looks like a Classical temple.

People could open an account with one thin dime in the savings bank’s early days.

The architectural icon is right next door to Downtown Brooklyn mega-development City Point, where construction is going full speed ahead.

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The Dime building, which belongs to Chase Bank, was put up for sale late last year, as we’ve reported. You’ll have to look at the photos we published in a previous story if you want to see what 9 DeKalb’s jaw-dropping banking hall looks like — because now the front door is locked up tight.

The Chase Bank branch that had occupied it has moved across the street to 490 Fulton St.

Chase hired Massey Knakal Realty Services to sell the white marble-clad landmark, which is ringed by columns. On April 1, the brokerage issued a call for final offers for the property, an online sales brochure indicates. The bid deadline was April 16.

As of yet, no record of a sale has appeared in online city Finance Department records. Media reps for Massey Knakal, which was acquired by giant real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, didn’t respond to our query by deadline.  

 

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