Thursday, June 6, 2019

Businesses emerge from under the sidewalk bridge at 57 2nd Ave.

Two readers alerted us to 57 Second Ave. between Third Street and Fourth Street where, after two years (longer maybe???*) workers have removed the sidewalk bridge.

You can now see the two businesses here ... Dim Sum Palace, which opened back in December, and Kona Coffee and Company, which returned to the space in February. (Celebrity vegan chef Matthew Kenney took over that space for a cafe late last year, but it didn't work out. And Kona returned.)

Icon Realty bought the 9-story building here in early 2015. The previous retail tenants, Alex Shoe Repair and Allied Hardware, were not part of the new building's plans.

* Google Street View shows the sidewalk bridge up in September 2017. DOB paperwork for the sidewalk bridge dates to January 2017.

Previously on EV Grieve:
57 Second Ave. hits the market for $30 million

Reader report: Icon Realty new owner of 57 Second Ave.

Last day for Alex Shoe Repair on 2nd Avenue

Allied Hardware makes impending closure official on 2nd Avenue

Last days for Allied Hardware on 2nd Avenue


anon said...

efully it stays away - about 6 months back, they took down the bridge then put a new one up the very next day. I hope the businesses got rent rebates.

Anonymous said...

If one business opened in February and the other last year. They are on borrowed time with Landlord Icon Realty. Unless Icon has dropped the ball; they usually have their retail stores gone within the year.

The sidewalk bridge comes down and the "for rent" goes up.