Albert Bialek, the building’s owner, has told Spectator over the past two weeks that a new lease agreement will be announced within the next two weeks. While he would not share the name of the company signing the lease, Bialek said that he is happy with the plan.
For the restaurant’s staff, the closure symbolizes the end of a long relationship with Morningside Heights residents and the bitter conclusion of a legal battle over lease agreements with their landlord, James Goldstick. For other nearby businesses, the closure represents the neighborhood’s continuing transition as rents increase.
The bookstore, on 112th Street and Broadway, will not be renewing its lease when it expires in February 2015.
As landlords continue to buy out of affordable housing programs, low-income renters remain at risk.
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