In late September, we laid out the three rumors about the future of East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. (Read that post here.) The most severe of the rumors: All the space starting at the ABC Animal Hospital west to Avenue A will be developed into some type of housing-retail complex.
The speculation has returned with the arrival of a moving sign at Petland: The store will be relocating to First Avenue.
An EVG Facebook friend asked the manager why they were moving. The response: The landlord is tearing down the building.
So far, there aren't any permits on file with the city indicating any immediate demolition... Still, most people we've talked with figure this block has a relatively short life span as it is now...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Conspiracies: What next for 14th Street and Avenue A?
Those ongoing rumors about the future of East 14th Street between Avenue A and B