Here's a look at two long-vacant corner storefronts along Seventh Street ... starting with the northeast corner at First Avenue...
118 First Ave. has been vacant since Golden Food Market closed here in the summer of 2017 after 35 years in business. Before their lease wasn't renewed, an LLC with a West 11th Street address bought the building in the spring of 2017 for $5.8 million, per public records.
A tapas-wine bar was in the works for the space in April 2018, but those plans never materialized.
... and here's the northeast corner at Second Avenue...
118 Second Ave. has been tenant-free since Bar Virage shut down in December 2018. Ravi DeRossi had designs on a vegan-diner concept here, but CB3 denied him a full liquor license even though Bar Virage had that same license. So he decided to look elsewhere.
Both prime corner spots remain on the rental market.