Multiple readers shared the news, and an employee confirmed it.
This was an expected closure, as six buildings on the west side of Third Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street are slated for demolition in the weeks/months ahead. A residential complex is expected to rise along this lot. (See the rendering here.)
As previously reported, Kinsmen Property Group — a joint venture between State Building Group and another Toronto company, Madison Group — has been buying the walk-up buildings over the past two years, paying more than $60 million for the parcel.
Only one building will remain on the block after the demolition — 48 Third Ave., the 4-story property owned by Isfahany Realty Corp. on the northwest corner at 10th Street with Healthy Greens Gourmet in the retail space.
Kotobuki, which has three outposts on Long Island, had two stints at this address, 2012-2014 ... with a return in 2016.
The last business left in these buildings is TLK by Tigerlily Kitchen at No. 58. No word about a closing date here.
After news of the closure, Kotobuki said they will be moving to a new undisclosed location... for now, they say they will continue to offer delivery service...