Here’s an update on the fire this past weekend at the 125-year-old “pink building,” otherwise know as the former Ridley & Sons Department Store. The fire broke out Friday night on the third floor of 321 Grand Street (also known as 315-317 Grand). Windows on three floors were boarded up Sunday and today Jodamo International, the building’s largest retail tenant remains closed. A sign on the door reads, “closed for alterations until next week.”
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has been weighing whether to protect the Ridley building. A hearing was held in June of 2009. In news articles, the building’s owners, who have been trying to sell the property, have made it clear they’re not enthusiastic about the application before the LPC.