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We’ve been hearing a lot about a few storefronts in the 53, 54, and 5500 blocks of North Clark Street lately. The storefront in question today is the now vacant Bon Bon space in the Newcastle Realty building with Hamburger Mary's, The Brown Elephant, City Olive and Nail Express.
About two weeks ago, there were rumors of two leases being drafted to accommodate A) a more contemporary design shop or B) an off-shoot of an already established high end vintage clothing store. To our knowledge, no lease has officially been signed but we noticed this morning there’s a bright orange sign in the window next to the leasing agency’s ad.
The bright orange poster advertises the second installment of Dose Market on July, 10th at the River East Art Center. Although we think it would be great if Dose Market opened pop-up satellite markets in other neighborhoods, we don't think it'll happen... at least not yet. So why is there a Dose poster in the window? We're not sure.
We're told the space is about 1,100 square feet with an optional 800 square foot basement and has been previously outfitted to the specs for food service. The total available square footage as listed at this address is 2,423. The space is currently being pimped out by Zifkin Realty and has been vacant for almost 18 months. The only suspicious or missing links in this whole deal is that its probably alright to still handle food stuffs in this space, but what do contemporary design or vintage clothing have to do with a business who plans on serving food?
· Zifkin Realty [Official Site]