Still No Takers for Former Hester Street Candy Shop
Posted on: August 19th, 2021 at 5:03 am by Elie
Last modified on: August 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm
For a former candy store on the Lower East Side, perennial vacancy is the operative phrase.
The Sweet Life shuttered in July 2018 after spending more than three decades at 63 Hester Street. Since the closure, there have been no takers for the store, and the facade fell into the hands of taggers. Even after real estate magnate, Icon Realty Management, scooped up the corner tenement last summer for $6.4 million.
There have been a steady stream of listings for the 63 Hester store, all pitching the property for $6,500 per month. Desperation seems to be in the air, though, as the new landlord is offering four months free as concession.
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