Showing posts with label for rent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label for rent. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2024

Former Mad for Chicken spot for rent on 14th Street

This came up in the comments of the Koko Wings post from last week. The former Mad for Chicken outpost at 230 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue is now for rent (signage arrived last week). 

The quick-serve spot that served soy garlic fried chicken and Korean-inspired dishes closed last fall. There's an eviction notice dated from November 2023 posted on the front door. It first opened here in late 2021.

MFC, which started in Flushing in 2005, still has other locations in the NYC metropolitan area. 

Monday, October 2, 2023

Retail spaces at the historic 4 St. Mark's Place are now for rent

Both retail spaces at 4 St. Mark's Place near Third Avenue are now available. 

According to the listing at Meridian Captial Group, the upper and lower spaces (each at 2,500 square feet) can be leased separately. 

And the asking rent for each storefront directly across St. Mark's from the new 9-story office building:
• Upper-Level Monthly Rent — $29,000
• Lower-Level Monthly Rent — $26,000 

All uses considered!

The upper level has been vacant... as we can recall, Chi Snack Shop and the Imogene boutique were the last tenants circa 2019. Wanyoo, Asia’s largest gaming café chain, was in the lower level for a minute but never reopened after the pandemic's start in March 2020. A bar-cafe called Lava Ground was the last leaseholder, a business that seemed to be open every few weeks.

Until February 2016, 4 St. Mark's Place housed Trash & Vaudeville for 41 years. The store relocated to 96 E. Seventh St. in 2016.

The Hamilton-Holly House (aka 4 St. Mark's Place), built in 1831, was once owned by Alexander Hamilton’s son. The building, which changed hands for $10 million in the spring of 2016 for $10 million, also underwent a gut renovation and expansion.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Check out the former Salvation Army Family Store on 4th Avenue

The plywood recently came down at the under-renovation storefront at 112 Fourth Ave. near 12th Street.

You'd never know that this was, until October 2019, the longtime home of the Salvation Army Family Store. SA reps told us at the time that the landlord had terminated their lease. 

The storefront is now being pitched for restaurant usage — or anyone else who can afford the monthly asking rent of $38,000. (Listing here.) The space has three levels, with 2,400 square feet on the ground floor. 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The former Local 92 space is for rent

Photos by Steven 

A follow-up to the Aug. 1 post about Local 92 closing... a for-rent sign arrived on the storefront on Second Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street last week. 

According to the listing, the space — 1,600 square feet with another 1,000 in the basement — has an asking rent of $26,500. (No key money, though!) 

And earlier in the month (Aug. 9), workers tore down the curbside dining structure...
Local 92, which served a variety of Middle Eastern cuisine and was a popular brunch spot, first opened here in 2013.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The former Mighty Quinn's space is for rent

Photos by Derek Berg

A for-rent sign arrived this past week at 103 Second Ave., where Mighty Quinn's recently closed here at Sixth Street.

Workers last week also removed the 6,000-pound smoker that the BBQ joint had installed when it opened more than 10 years ago...
This was the very first restaurant for the brand, which now has multiple corporate locations in the NYC metro area ... and ownership has been franchising, with outposts in New Jersey, Maryland and Florida... and in Dubai.

Ownership didn't provide a specific reason for the closure (April 10 was the last day), stating, "While we wish to have been able to just keep our first restaurant in the system forever, many realities have made that path impractical."

People into Mighty Quinn's can still have it delivered here via the Greenwich Avenue outpost

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

On the rental market: 118 St. Mark's Place

A for-lease banner now hangs outside 118 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue ... bringing an official end to the previous tenant at this location — the cannabis lifestyle brand CannaCulture NYC.

The shop, which opened last July, was dark in recent weeks... though there was some thought this was a temporary closure.

This outfit had not been a target of Mayor Adams and Manhattan DA Bragg, who earlier this year announced that they had joined forces, cracking down on illegal storefront operations by going after the landlords.

One of those businessesRuntz at 14 First Ave. between First Street and Second Street, looks officially closed.

Other recent cannabis-related closures include The Main Event at 42 Avenue B between Third Street and Fourth Street on New Year's Eve. That shop, open for 15 months, also sold vinyl, clothing, art and music ephemera. It's not known why they shuttered. 

As for 118 St. Mark's Place, this space was previously home to St. Dymphna's, which closed in October 2018 after 24 years in business. The tavern later reopened at 117 Avenue A

The new listing for the storefront is not yet online

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Corner spaces for lease along Houston at Elizabeth and the Bowery

Been meaning to note: A for-lease sign is on the vacant storefront at 73 E. Houston St. at Elizabeth... the former home of Rag & Bone. 

The retailer quietly closed at the start of the year; the men's shop next door on Houston is also shuttered. (This is one of several R&Bs that shut down this year.) 

R&B had been here since 2010... replacing neighborhood favorite Cafe Colonial, whose owner reportedly saw her rent triple following the arrival of nearby neighbor Keith McNally's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria on the SW corner of Houston and the Bowery. (Part of the feared "McNallification" of the neighborhood.)

Pulino's eventually closed in 2013 ... to make way for McNally's concept Cherche Midi, a French brasserie. That spot ultimately folded in 2018... and the corner has been vacant for nearly five years.

A for-rent sign is now on that space, too (as of a few weeks ago)... only the second time that we recall a listing for the address.
This corridor of the Bowery has been challenging for retail and restaurants... we've seen many concepts come and go quickly... and even name restaurateurs like McNally and Daniel (DBGB!) Boulud haven't had a lasting impact.

Monday, February 6, 2023

The former Commodities space is now for rent on 1st Avenue

Photo by Steven

A for-lease sign now hangs in the front window of the former Commodities.

On Jan. 12the landlord took legal possession of 165 First Ave. just north of 10th Street — which had been home to Commodities for 30 years. 

There was hope for a reprieve, though that didn't happen here. Workers were spotted dismantling fixtures the following week... now comes the leasing notice. (Per the listing, the rent is available upon request for the ground floor, which measures 2,100 square feet... plus a similar-sized basement.)

New owners took over the business in January 2019 and changed the name to Commodities Health Foods from Commodities Natural Market.

Michael Hughes opened Commodities here in 1993. Hughes and his wife Audra opened an outpost in Vermont in 2015

Retail options on the Bowery

For-rent signage is up now at 32 E. First St. at the Bowery... where Blue & Cream moved out to a new location (on Bleecker Street) at the end of 2022. (First reported here.)

The retailer arrived at  Avalon Bowery Place in 2007.

Not much info as the JLL listing, except that "restaurant use not permitted" and "logical divisions considered."

Meanwhile, across the Bowery, Olde Good Things is now gone (this happened on Jan. 24; we reported on this pending departure in early November).

This outpost of the architectural artifact dealer specializing in reclaimed building materials and antiques opened here in 2013.  
The listing for 302 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston mentions a "cannabis dispensary" as a potential tenant ...

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The former Nomad space is for rent on 2nd Avenue

A small for-rent sign now hangs on the storefront at 78 Second Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.

Last month, owner Mehenni Zebentout announced that he was closing Nomad, his low-key Mediterranean and North African restaurant to take a much-needed break. 

As he wrote on Instagram: "This is not goodbye; more like stay tuned for what's next." 

Whatever he does next won't be from this space. The closing announcement also coincided with a notice that the landlord was now in legal possession of the premises (photo by Stacie Joy) ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

For rent: space ideal for a gallery on 6th Street

The folks at the co-op at 629 E. Sixth St. let us know there's a vacancy in the 525-square-foot storefront space here between Avenue B and Avenue C.

The last tenant, 3A gallery, recently relocated down to Canal Street. 

Per a co-op rep: "We'd really like someone with roots in the neighborhood and ideally tenant related to the arts. The space is ideal for a gallery."

You can find the link to the listing here

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A 14th Street storefront is available to rent for the first time in 63 years

The east storefront at 626 E. 14th St. is available for the first time since 1959.

A for-rent sign recently arrived on the front window between Avenue B and Avenue C at the now-closed Sun's Laundry.

Robert Lee opened the dry-cleaning business with his father in 1959.

Mr. Lee was 84 in August 2020 when he and his family decided to close up shop, one of the city's last Chinese hand laundries.

Both Gothamist and NBC News had features on Mr. Lee following his retirement. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Former Tarallucci e Vino space for rent

For rent signs are up now at 163 First Ave. ... the former Tarallucci e Vino on the NW corner of 10th Street. 

The KSR listing doesn't have a ton of info, like asking rent, though "all uses considered." (Soon listings may read: "all smoke shop uses considered.")

Tarallucci e Vino, the all-day Italian cafe, closed back in June after a 20-year run here. Their other NYC locations remain open.

Thanks to Steven for the photo yesterday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Thoughts on a new tenant for a former laundromat

A for-rent banner hangs across the front of the former New Phoenix Laundromat, which closed in the spring at 199 First Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street. 

A sign on the door makes an appeal for the next tenant (thanks to Steven for the top two pics) ...
Someone! Please open this laundromat!! We need one!!! 

Meanwhile, while this won't be of help to the residents who live around the former New Phoenix... a new laundromat (Laundry Mart!) opened in early July at 60 Avenue B between Fourth Street and Fifth Street (just realized that we never noted this arrival)...

Monday, May 23, 2022

A bubble tea shop for this long-vacant storefront on 14th Street

Pila de Boba, offering bubble tea, macarons and ice cream, is a new tenant for 328 E. 14th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

The shop was scheduled to open this past Friday, per its Instagram account.

This space — now divided into two storefronts — has been vacant since Artichoke Basille's Pizza relocated across the street in June 2017. Before the move, the pizzeria suffered damage during a two-alarm fire. The FDNY said the fire was accidental — "due to heat from the pizza oven flue."

Various brokers have been trying to lease this space since early 2018

Thanks to Steven for the photo, and Pinch for keeping a watchful eye on the space.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Former Eileen Fisher space for rent on 9th Street

The former Eileen Fisher storefront at 314 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue is now available ... the for lease sign arrived this past week. (Thanks to Steven for the photo.)

No sign of the listing online just yet.

The shop had been closed since late August for "building maintenance." 

Management made the closure official last month. A note on the door for patrons read: 
After much thought, we have decided to close our 9th Street Eileen Fisher store. 

We thank you for being part of this special community and will miss you.
This was Fisher's first location, opening in 1987. Her brand grew to 50-plus shops around the country and sales in various department stores.  

Monday, February 7, 2022

For rent signs for the empty storefronts on the SW corner of 14th and 3rd

After nearly 10 years on the SW corner of 14th Street and Third Avenue, 5 Napkin Burger closed in mid-January ... joining sister restaurant Tamam Falafel, which shuttered at the end of 2021

You can't help but speculate about the future of this high-profile corner with single-story structures — seemingly ripe for development. (As mentioned before: Not sure what kind of air rights there might be with the newer 21-floor 110 Third Ave. on one side and NYU's 17-floor Palladium Hall on the other.)

Anyway, for now, there are low-key for-rent signs on both retail spaces...
And yes — BRING BACK DISCO DONUT.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Local photographer opens door of former Tut at 189 E. 3rd St.

Photos by Stacie Joy

Seems like the storefront at 189 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B has been empty for eons.

In this case, eons = six years. As some neighbors may happily remember, the Marshal seized the hookah bar-restaurant Tut here at the end of January 2016.

The space was home for short stints to Lumiere and Casablanca in the previous two years.  

A hookah bar-cafe from the Tut team called Fire and Ice was in the works here later in 2016, but CB3 doused those plans.

Anyway! The other day, EVG contributor Stacie Joy got a look inside the tomb-like former Tut's... frozen in hookah time...
Not sure why this space hasn't attracted some sort of business (is it the doors?). It's an excellent retail block with Jane's Exchange, 3rd & B'zaar and Book Club steps away.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Former Zum Schneider space now for lease on 7th Street and Avenue C

A for-lease sign recently arrived on the storefront on the northwest corner of Avenue C and Seventh Street — the former Zum Schneider. 

The EVG reader who shared this photo said this is the first time the space has been on the market these past 20-plus months. The posted sign doesn't list any details about the type of tenant desired. (The space is vented for cooking.)

Zum Schneider, the popular biergarten and restaurant, closed here after 20 years in late February 2020. According to Zum Schneider owner Sylvester Schneider at the timethe co-op's lawyer stated that the building had no intention to renew the lease. (Zum Schneider continues to host various pop-up events in Brooklyn and NYC.)

In November 2020, a jokester attached a fake sign to the storefront stating that a McDonald's was opening here in January 2021. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Farewell to the locksmith-CBD shop on Avenue B

A for-rent sign now hangs on the storefront at 8-10 Avenue B...  bringing an official end to Top Notch Locksmith & Security's time on the block. (Thanks to Salim for the photo!)

The business arrived here between Houston and Second Street in early 2014. At some point, Top Notch expanded into the CBD arena (or at least they rented part of the space to someone else). As for locksmith services, one EVG reader said they stopped making keys during the pandemic.

Previously, M&M Variety Hardware was in this storefront for nearly 60 years.