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Instead of storing rich-people furniture, an eight-story commercial building in Greenwich Village will just be storing rich people.

The building tapped for residential conversion, 37 East 12th Street, is located between University Place and Broadway. It was formerly home to luxury antiques shop Kentshire Galleries, which sells fine furniture, accessories and jewelry. The gallery opened at the East 12th Street location in the 1970s, according to the company’s website.

Under the proposed conversion, filed February 10th, the roughly 26,000-square-foot structure would remain the same size. There will be approximately six units, with a duplex on the top, according to the Schedule A filing. The architect of record is Malcolm Kaye Architecture.

The developer is 37 E. 12th Street Condominiums, an LLC affiliated with Edward J. Minskoff Equities. The firm’s previous projects include built-on-spec office tower 51 Astor Place, where IBM Watson is setting up shop.

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