December 12, 2016 By Christian Murray
The long-time owner of Marcel’s Cabinet Shop has sold his Skillman Avenue building and is hanging up his tools for good.
Marcel Didiot, who has built custom-made furniture from his 45-14 Skillman building for past 36 years, is retiring, according to Dorothy Morehead, a Sunnyside real estate broker who sold the building.
Morehead, who has known Didiot since 1989, would not disclose how much the building sold for or who the new property owner is. However, she did say that the buyer plans on finding a commercial tenant for the ground floor space. The residential tenants (there are two apartments) will remain. Didiot does not live in the building.
Didiot is best known for his custom-made kitchen cabinetry and bookshelves. Morehead said that at one time there was a one-year wait time for people who sought his services. Didiot, she said, did work for Paul Simon as well as the owner of Crazy Eddie, Eddie Antar, who was known for selling consumer electronics.
Morehead said that Didiot is in the process of selling his tools and supplies.
Didiot is a long-time Sunnysider who is expected to remain in the neighborhood.