Perhaps, though it seems unlikely given that Kate's has a full liquor license.
Meanwhile, today. EV Grieve reader Greg Masters spotted workers at the retail space of the newly unveiled 219 First Ave. at 13th Street.
"A construction worker at the site ... believes a Starbucks will be moving into the ground-level space."
History proves that construction workers aren't always the most reliable sources of information. New DOB permits show that work is starting today on an "interior fit-out of existing commercial space." No mention of a tenant just yet for 219 First Ave.
Still, the retail listing for 219 First Ave. was chain/franchise baiting... so you might expect something chainy-franchisey here...