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Rumblings & Bumblings: Eighty-Sixing Thompson

If it's Tuesday, and there's development, there'll be Rumblings & Bumblings. The questions below were submitted by actual readers. If you've got an answer, another question, or a sweet, sweet digital photograph, send us a line at tips@curbed.com. Answers sanitized for your protection Thursday.

1) Greenwich Village: A reader writes, "What is going on with this landlord who owns on Thompson St. He has kicked out (the lease ended and he wouldn't renew at a reasonable rate) the pharmacy on the corner of Bleeker and Ben and Jerry's is gone next store...rumors are that a bank is going in there..its a big space. AND I heard from the little gift store up the street on Thompson towards Houston that all those little stores..the massage place, the psychic, the gift store, another old indian store all the way to the corner of Houston are all out the end of December...when their leases are up..like 5 or 6 stores that have been there forever. Who is this landlord and what is he doing closing all these village businesses....argh...? Any info???? The gift store lady told me he would not negotiate with any of them, he just wants them all out."
2) Park Slope: "anyone know who finally bought the old produce market space in the north slope on 7th ave between berkeley and union? big 'sold' signs came up over the weekend after eons on the market."
3) UWS/Harlem: Finally, a twin bill at the movies: a) A reader asks, "What is happening with the shuttered Metro Twin, on Bwy at about 99th st?" b) Another reader asks, "I saw today that a sign saying 'Movie Palace' was added into the window of the old Claremont Theater as 135th & Broadway. This place used to a movie theater and then was a furniture store for many years. Is it being restored to its old purpose (or is this a movie set??)"