Condos to replace Soho metal shop

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One of the last relics of Soho’s manufacturing history has closed and will soon be replaced by condos. Inside a 30-foot-by-100-foot structure at 43 Grand Street near West Broadway, a metalwork shop had been run the De Lorenzo family, who started the business in 1907. The family paid $65,000 in 1968 for the building, which has a faded sign that reads “John De Lorenzo and Bro., Iron and Sheet Metal Contractor.” The shop built a terrace enclosure for Paul Newman’s Upper East Side apartment. The owner would say only that it had been sold for more than the business ever made in its century-long run.

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