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Welcome to new Racked feature Like/Likely, where we highlight attractive (and not so attractive) vacant storefronts. First, we discuss what business would, in a perfect world, lease the space—and then, what, in reality, will probably end up there.
Earlier this month, our friends over at Curbed introduced us to 502 Metropolitan, the behemoth that's going in right next door to greasy spoon the Kellogg Diner on Metropolitan between Keap and Rodney in Williamsburg. Right now, the place is just a hole in the ground surrounded by plywood, but soon, it will resemble the glorious building in the rendering at right. According to Winick Properties, it will offer 28,751 square feet of retail space on two levels. So...
What we'd like to see open: A decent grocery store (sorry if this is a recurring theme) would be nice, but how about a 24-hour bowling alley with all the PBR you could ever want?
What we're likely to see open: Well, since the brochure advertises the space as "in the middle of more than a million shoppers hungry for big-box convenience," perhaps a Best Buy is in order. Or a Target.
Have your own unique retail vision for 502 Metropolitan? Feel free to express it in the comments.