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The long-abandoned Belmont Steaks restaurant on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale

Permits filed with the city Department of Buildings show that developers are looking build apartments and commercial space at a dilapidated former restaurant site in Glendale.

The site is the former Belmont Steaks restaurant at 79-11 Myrtle Ave. which closed down several years ago.

The plans call for three stories, with eight housing units and commercial space on the ground level that could be occupied by a health clinic, and an underground garage could accommodate several cars.

Despite being dormant for many years, it made headlines recently after a fly infestation that grossed out numerous neighborhood residents.

According to the city Department of Finance, A. Trinchese Myrtle LLC bought the derelict property in April 2016 for the sum of $885,000.

Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano said the advisory board had filed a formal complaint with the DOH over the fly infestation.

The building has been neglected for years with a torn awning and one of the spires stands at a crooked angle.

The horse racing theme of the restaurant was meant to evoke the image of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Photos posted on the Glendale Civic Association’s page depicted flies wedged between the plywood panels covering the windows and the glass.

While the permits have yet to be approved by the DOB, a demolition for current building has not been filed as of yet either.

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