Massey Knakal, the Brooklyn development boom's own cheerleading real estate firm, has a juicy new listing in Carroll Gardens. Not one, not two, but three fat lots on the west side of busy Smith Street between Degraw and Douglass. 252, 254 and 260 Smith Street, to be exact. One property is an empty lot. The others are three-story brick jobbies which house such stores as Refinery and Area. They're being sold as a package for $3.5 mil.
The listing crows "Redevelopment opportunity" and "Entire property can be delivered vacant." Hm. Do I sense the arrival of a new big box store, along the lines of the Rite Aid a few blocks to the north or the, uh, er, Rite Aid a few blocks to the south? 2,667 square feet certainly would seem like enough room to build something big and boxy and anonymous. And while I don't know the zoning on that particular strip exactly, I'm guess there's little to prevent a developer from doing whatever the hell he wants.