Gowanus Rising: 20,000 Feet of Retail at Fourth Ave. & Third
We took note of Parkside Auto Repair on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Third Street when it went on the market for an asking price of $3.75 million and again when it sold in August. Ever since, we've been wondering what would be going into this space in front of a Staples and within throwing distance of Hotel Le Bleu and the Novo Park Slope and The Crest condos. An early weird rumor making the local rounds was that it would be a Barnes & Noble, which made little sense given that the retailer is closing stores. The real answer is (drum roll): who knows. A new sign is up on the property and the new owners are marketing it as 20,000 square feet of retail space, plus parking, and offering to build to suit.