A reader sent in two photos on Thursday showing Starbucks signage on the ground floor of a new development nearing completion on 4th Avenue at 11th Street in Gowanus.
Scaffolding surrounding 470 4th Avenue recently came down, revealing the Starbucks name and unmistakable mermaid logo.
Adam America Real Estate, Slate Property Group, and Naveh Shuster Limited purchased this nine-building development site for $20 million to erect a 12- to 14-story rental building with retail on the ground floor, The Real Deal reported in February 2014.
The photos come after news that a twelve-story condo will rise on the site where the 150-year-old Church of the Redeemer once stood on the corner of 4th Avenue and Pacific Street.
It was also reported on Thursday that The Rock Shop, located at 249 4th Avenue (between President & Carroll Streets), will close at the end of July after seven-and-a-half years. The bar’s general manager told Patch that high rent and taxes, caused by all the development on the avenue, are the reasons for the closure.