Starbucks Gets Signage, May Open Next Week (Plus: Nevada Smiths Update)

Photos: Daniel Maurer

IMG_0412Daniel Maurer Future home of Nevada Smiths

Back in February we got a first look at two enlarged buildings as they came out from under plywood. Today, there’s progress at both of them.

Just minutes ago, workers were spotted hoisting signage for the Starbucks going into  219 First Avenue, at the corner of 13th Street. A contractor said the store may open next week.

As you can see in our slideshow, this ‘bucks won’t have discrete lettering like the “neighborhood Starbucks” that replaced the Bean farther down First Avenue. Nope, it’s old-school all the way!

And over at 100 Third Avenue, the (bi-level!) space that will soon house the new Nevada Smiths has been revealed. Clearly, it’s still very much under construction. We’ve asked the owners of Nevada’s, who were back in front of the Community Board 3 last week, for their latest opening date. We’ll let you know what we hear.

Update | 11:20 a.m. Patrick McCarthy, owner of Nevada Smiths, has now told us he’s shooting for “sometime in October,” with the floor hopefully going in tomorrow. “Oh my God, it’s a big place,” he said.