Once home to the Limelight and later Club Avalon, the 163-year-old former Episcopal church in Chelsea is slated to become a mini-mall.
But residents who remember the Limelight years are skeptical. In the 1990s, it was a sanctuary for recreational drugs. In 1996, a dealer at the club was murdered.
Community board member Howard Mendes says residents are worried the mall is a ploy to get a club back in the building.
But Shrier says there will be no club or dancing.