Plans to replace the old Andrews Coffee Shop (left) on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street with a new structure to house the Apple Store (right) appear to be on hold.
Well, they were already questionable: back in July we reported on the local community board’s problems with the design, and spokesperson Monika Wik had this to say:
Now, a sign in the window of the store offers it for lease through Robert K. Futterman. Here’s the listing.
Rent is not disclosed–that’s only available upon request. But it’s a 12-year term, immediate occupancy, and in a “Comments” section, the listing reads: “Sublease from Apple.”
Also, that rendering was obtained by The Real Estate through the community board, which voted against the proposed rebuild last summer.
Anyone know what gives?
– Tom McGeveran