Friday, September 2, 2016
Icon Realty buys building that housed Surma Books & Music for 98 years on 7th Street
Surma Books & Music closed earlier this summer at 11 E. Seventh St. near Cooper Square after 98 years in business.
Third-generation owner Markian Surmach had cited a decline in business and the expense of property tax and other charges related to owning the building.
According to public records, the Surmach family sold the property to the historically controversial Icon Realty for $5.75 million. (Surmach's grandfather reportedly paid $15,000 for the building in an undisclosed year.)
And the retail space that housed the Ukrainian specialty store is now on the retail market... signs went up yesterday...
According to the listing, the asking rent is $17,000 a month. The space "can be vented" and is "perfect for: Restaurant, bar, clothing store, salon, and all general retail uses."