Monday, June 22, 2015

Icon Realty adds the for rent signs at the former Cafe Pick Me Up

The for rent signs have arrived at 145 Avenue A, former home of Cafe Pick-Me Up, who was rent hiked out of its 20-year home here at East Ninth Street. (The cafe is now doing business from its sister restaurant Gnocco at 337 E. 10th St. just west of Avenue B.)

As for No. 145, the asking rent is $15,000, according to the listing, which also notes the space is perfect for "restaurant, bar, clothing store, salon, and all general retail uses."

An EVG reader sent along this photo showing what's left of the interior last week...

The owners still have five years left on the lease in the adjacent space at 147 Avenue A. Co-owner Gian Luca Giovanetti told DNAinfo that they were unsure what will become of this storefront.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Rent hike forcing Cafe Pick Me Up into its smaller space next door on Avenue A (59 comments)

[Updated] Cafe Pick Me Up expected to close for good after May 31

Café Pick Me Up closes Sunday night ahead of a move to share the Gnocco space on East 10th Street

More about the new Café Pick Me Up-Gnocco combo on East 10th Street


Anonymous said...

Icon is proving to be a terrible and unscrupulous landlord in several buildings including their criminal inaction at 128 2nd Ave. Whatever business comes in here should be boycotted.

Anonymous said...

We need an NYU bookstore outpost!

Anonymous said...

That's a serious mess inside there.

Anonymous said...

Icon should be boycotted by *everyone*, including renters - but it seems over-aged frat boys are very happy living in buildings owned/run by people just as obnoxious as they are. Like attracts like.

Anonymous said...

I get shivers overtime I see that twisted Icon logo. It reminds me of some 1990's move about a totalitarian corporation hell bent of taking over the world and in the process destroying it.

Bobby G said...

147 is i believe the location of the second incarnation of the Peace Eye Bookstore, Ed Sanders' headquarters some time in the 60's. Fug You by Sanders describes it and some of the shit that went down there.