For months and months and months we've been waiting to see what takes the former Max Brenner/Chocolate Bald Man/Slowly Rot My Teeth space on Second Avenue at Ninth Street. You bet we made the obligatory "will probably be a bank branch" joke...
As Jeremiah is now reporting... it's becoming a HSBC branch, the fourth bank branch in two blocks. Uh, at least it's better than a Starbucks?
More Avenue A woe: Lucy's business not so hot either (Neither More Nor Less)
Please do NOT click on this link if you loved the Cedar Tavern. You will likely want to punch something or someone (Curbed)
East Village resident ID'd as victim of last week's bus-bicycle tragedy on Delancey (DNAinfo)
A Madison Avenue movie mystery (Flaming Pablum)
Lobby bars for the Chelsea Hotel? (Chelsea Now via Grub Street)
Brooks is understandably aggravated about several things (Lost City)
Downtown Pix show kicks off today (Stupefaction)
From Fork in the Road:
At last night's Community Board 3 meeting, the owner of Plan B appeared to apply for a license transfer for — wait for it -- the tavern and salon he's planning to open in the Plan B space on East 10th Street. "We're re-tooling the concept," he explained. No, really?
A Dunkin' Donuts closed and moved on Fulton Street downtown...
Perhaps the former location will be replaced by another Dunkin' Donuts.