P&Z Watch: Retail and Restaurant Proposed at Former Bank of America Space on Sound Beach Ave

A pre application was recently submitted to Greenwich Planning & Zoning for 206 Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich in the space formerly occupied by Bank of America.

The property recently sold from Bank of America, National Association to 206 SBA Property Owner LLC on Oct 26, 2022 for $3,200,000

The applicant is 206 SBA Property Owner LLC (registered to OGRP 220 SBA MANAGERS LLC, Florence Road, Riverside, which is registered to Mercari Partners LLC, Martin Waters and Gary Cunningham).

The proposal is to split the existing building into two units: a restaurant of +/-2,187 sq.ft and a retail store of +/-1,087sq.ft.

According to the narrative on the application, the restaurant would have a seating capacity of about 60 seats with 6 seats at the bar.

Work to the restaurant would include:

The construction of a kitchen , bar, two restrooms, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing where required. Also new flooring where required.

Work to the retail unit will include:
• The construction of a new restroom
• New mechanical, electrical and plumbing where required
• New flooring where required
• Both units intend to leave the ceilings and some or all of the beams exposed as structurally sound and aesthetical appealing with visible cylindrical HVAC ducts and lighting 
• Store Fronts:
Two new store fronts will be constructed

• External Parking
There are currently parking with 21 spaces including 1 Handicap Space

The Owner is considering demolishing the existing ATM Drive-Thru to add additional spaces for future uses.

The application has yet to be scheduled for a P&Z public meeting. Stay tuned.