The 2nd Avenue Deli saga has entered its final stages. After the recent plywooding, we knew the new tenant would soon reveal itself. And lo, a tipster emails:
Walked by the 2nd Avenue Deli Space this am and it is official: Chase bank is on its way! There are big posters announcing their imminent appearance. Obviously, this branch is for the people too lazy to walk to the Chase at the Gwathmey building on Astor Place or the branch on Broadway and 9th Street. I'm sure the North Fork branch right across the street will be happy to have some competition!With a Coldstone, Max Brenner's, Starbucks and two banks, this East Village block has officially joined the ranks of Manhattan 2.0. Bravo.
· 2nd Avenue Deli Update: Plywood Confirmed [Curbed]
· Storefronting: 2nd Ave. Deli Activity! [Curbed]