Somewhat Vacant: Seventh Ave. Park Slope Block Has Availability
We went over to shoot a couple of photos of the storefront at Seventh Avenue and Third Street in Park Slope that had been occupied by Tempo Presto because we'd noticed that it had been tagged up since the eatery closed. We ended up taking photos of the two empty storefronts on the block (the former Tempo Presto and Seventh Avenue Book) and the one that is for rent (Park Slope Books). Of course, two of the departed/departing tenants are neighborhood bookstores, which are a particularly endangered species, and one is a restaurant (an especially tough business). Still, the three "for rent" signs in such proximity--with others to be found within a block in either direction--make an impression. When we were taking a photo of one of the bookstores someone who was clearly a broker or landlord asked hopefully, "Are you interested in the property?" We have no doubt that someone will want each of them, but wonder what the replacement businesses will be.
Labels: Park Slope