Time is running out on the open-air shops on Broadway near East Fourth Street... One vendor told a reader that he'd be shutting down very soon.
Curbed has been reporting on the 12-story terracotta and brick-faced condo building in the works for 688 Broadway. The Landmarks Preservation Commission reportedly raved about the new building last October. (Read that here. Read more about the luxury condos here.)
And now there's a new listing for the retail portion of the building at RKF:
The rendering shows a store called "Premium Goods." And the listing notes possession in the first quarter of 2015.
A quick look at DOB records show plans have yet to be approved at 688 Broadway. (The records show that the plans were disapproved in December 2009. Karl Fischer is listed as the architect of record on this application.)
As for the long-running, ragtag flea market that the condo building is replacing...
... back to the reader and the vendor.
I asked him where he would go. He said, "Nowhere. There's no place to go."