Retail Warehousing at Icon Realty’s 47 Clinton Street Ends with New Salon and Fish-and-Chips Spot

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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Icon Realty is finally plugging the void of its commercial base at 47 Clinton Street.

The much-maligned landlord purchased the tenement property in September 2014 just as it unloaded the low/rise strip across the street, leading to the seven-story condo at 50 Clinton. The controversial landlord booted the laundromat and financial services store, then warehoused both spaces for the highest bidder.

Teaser leasing signs advertised the ground units for $6,000 apiece. Now, in one fell swoop (i.e. a month), both commercial units are accounted for.

First up, retail. A new hair salon by the name of Unfade Hair Studio is taking the B address. Not to be confused with Faded Royalty, the boutique which formerly operated just up the block. Unfade hung its lion-branded flag from the marquee last week and should open in the coming days.

The A address, on the other hand, is going nightlife. Naturally. Cara na Mara (meaning, “friend of the sea”) is the new five-table seafood restaurant that will soon open here. Its application this month for beer-wine meets the threshold set by Community Board 3 for fast-tracked approval. Little is known about the project at the moment, but it’s helmed by Jason Linehan, Kevin Doyle, and Howard Shapiro, and will serve fish and chips.

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