It wasn't too long ago that clubbers would play Frogger across 7th Avenue South, shuttling between Movida on the west side and Luke and Leroy on the east. But those days of giddy crossings have been put down, ever since Movida closed. Now that space will soon be occupied once more. By what you ask? Another skinny hipster club, perhaps? No, unless you have a very lax definition of the words "skinny," "hipster" and "club."
The 2,500-square-foot space may soon be home to a Duane Reade or a Starbucks, according to Darius Solomon, the Prudential Douglas Elliman broker marketing the property. The building's zoning, which is in the Greenwich Village Historic District but is not landmarked, allows for it to be built out to around twice its current size, according to Solomon."I've been pushing for Starbucks to take the space because the location is such a thoroughfare," said Solomon. Duane Reade, CVS and several medium-sized fast-food chains have also expressed interest in buying the space.
When all is said and done, you can expect the late-night cross 7th avenue foot traffic to resume, as the MisShapes kids go on late-night runs for Manic Panic, control top pantyhose, and skim half-caf mocha frappuccinos. —Josh