There is a new "for rent" sign up in the window at 34 Avenue A, most recently home to Aces & Eights ...
Backing up for a minute. We first noted the building was for sale back in May for $4.65 million. The listing is no longer active at the Living Real Estate Group. Someone removed the listing at Streeteasy on July 16. Nothing in the city property records indicates that a sale was made... or is in the works.
So, we can assume the current owner is now trying to lease the space again. A rep for Coldwell Banker Commercial said that she was hired by the owner to lease the current retail, and said she knew nothing about the building sale. (So much for the rumor via a commenter that there was a lease on the table for a Subway sandwich shop here.) The rental listing wasn't online as of last evening at the Coldwell site.
Meanwhile, as you probably know, CB3 has rejected all the recent plans for a bar-restaurant-performance space here.
At this point, it's clear that the CB3 won't approve any nightlife-related operation here. How about a shoe store then?