The Adam America building at 470 Fourth is starting to lease its residential apartments. Hardly surprising, I guess, but still jarring to see its first commercial tenant. A Starbucks. With coffee shops and corner grocery stores close to the station (Regular, Olivier, Lucky 7 et al.), it's hardly a caffeine desert here. Let's hope this one doesn't suck all the business from its smaller neighbors. Residents who've been here just a few years might remember the great little coffee, soup and tamale place that used to be right at the NW corner. Meanwhile, the retail spaces at the Fourth Avenue station, which would, in an ideal world, attract small, local businesses, remain shuttered, with renovation work at the station suspended indefinitely.
Selected earlier Adam America info (w. links back):
Adam America pays $36M for Boerum Hill dev site (The Real Deal - July '17)
Links (OMFS - October '16)
Laborers protesting at Adam America Construction Site (OMFS - September '15)