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Offline Shelby2

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Empty store fronts
« on: December 27, 2016, 01:27:14 PM »
I noticed today there is finally some work going on in the former health food store space on 37th a few doors down from 83rd and 37th. The space has been empty for quite some time. The former Pan & Mas storefront almost across the street from this space still seems to be empty.

It looks like there will be two upcoming vacancies on the block between 84th St. and 85th St. near the current health food/organic store location. Both the florist on the corner of 85th and the small furniture store have going out of business signs on them. Not sure if anything is planned to take over yet.

Could be an exciting year for new retail, with the new Swim Two Birds, and (fingers crossed) retail coming into the Bruson building, and also the new Old Navy on 82nd St.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 01:56:30 PM »
I asked the furniture guy why he's leaving. He said "they want the whole building" or ...the whole block," or "the whole thing." He was a bit of a distance from me and he was closing up so I couldn't hear him well.

We may lose all those small stores. Besides the furniture store and florist, what else is on that block? Kelly's (post office)?


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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 02:38:34 PM »
Weren't there plans to build on the top of those stores.  I know mostly everyone was against this and people went to landmarks to oppose it.  Looks like the owner may want everyone out for construction

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 02:39:02 PM »
is colony liquor on that block, or one block over?

Offline Palermo

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 02:53:42 PM »
Colony is a block over.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 03:16:26 PM »
I have to sit still as I am soaking my foot, so thought I'd Google Map the block.

Aside from Downtown Market, the furniture store and the corner florist, there's Kelly's (post office) and Kelly's Cleaners, a fabric store, Josefine hair salon, and a Hispanic restaurant la Picada.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 05:07:41 PM »
Are all those places under the same owner? I think there are two buildings one attached to the other.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 07:17:42 PM »
Both the florist on the corner of 85th and the small furniture store have going out of business signs on them. Not sure if anything is planned to take over yet.

I passed by again this evening and noticed that the "store closing" signs had been removed from the furniture store. Not sure what to make of that.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 08:26:31 PM »
Correct, the signs are no longer there. A little history... Kelly's Cleaners also had a going out of biz sign up a few months ago, and then it was removed. I asked about it at the time and the guy there told me that he worked it out (the lease) with the building.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2016, 06:59:53 PM »
Does anyone know what is going in on 81st and Roosevelt at the former Gus (Ecuadorian food spot).

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 08:22:36 AM »
Don't be so quick to change topic on the block of 84-85 on North side of 37th.
Also block of 83-84 on South side. That block has 7 empty storefronts. The anchor shop is Chivito D'Oro.

It appears that whomever is in possession is trying to empty the total area.
Last year, during snow events they never shoveled. We called Crowley's office and he managed to get it done.

Building owners are responsible for snow removal- that's a good time to find out who they are too.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 04:42:44 PM »
Alex, who owns Kelly's Cleaners, is retiring some time this year.  So that space will be vacant.  The landlord apparently was not letting the tenants sign leases but would go month to month.  He wants to build up on top of what is there.  The furniture store next to Kelly's every couple of months has a going out of business sign up.  I guess he then works out something with the building owner. 

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2017, 07:06:58 PM »
Two depressing additions to the list of small shops closing in JH. Ingrids Beauty Shop on 78th and 35th and the pizza store also on 35th between 77th and 78th. Both places had been there for some time -the pizza place had a changed ownership not too long ago. I suppose the worst outcome is that these two prime sites just get boarded up and left to rot like the store on 35th near 76th street which was supposed to be the site of a new restaurant but now just appears to be inactive. There seems so much potential in the neighborhood for new developments but we seem to only attract banks,drug stores or chain clothing outlets.
 
Is there any indication that the political class in JH has any interest in this ?

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 07:18:23 PM »
Two depressing additions to the list of small shops closing in JH. Ingrids Beauty Shop on 78th and 35th and the pizza store also on 35th between 77th and 78th. Both places had been there for some time -the pizza place had a changed ownership not too long ago. I suppose the worst outcome is that these two prime sites just get boarded up and left to rot like the store on 35th near 76th street which was supposed to be the site of a new restaurant but now just appears to be inactive. There seems so much potential in the neighborhood for new developments but we seem to only attract banks,drug stores or chain clothing outlets.
 
Is there any indication that the political class in JH has any interest in this ?

Wow.  I look at this with a completely different attitude.

I am really curious as to what does go into the vacant stores...the ex-pizza place is having work done on it...brown paper is on the windows...and who knows who'll rent out INGRID's.  There's a "for rent" sign...someone will eventually.

I'm open to what does open up. 

Besides, like I said before... a business makes it or not...depending on how folks vote with their dollars.  That's simply the rule of business. Everywhere in the entire capitalist world.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 09:16:40 AM »
Ingrid's moved to Northern Blvd, on the block where Denny's is.

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Re: Storefronts in transition
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