The retail space at 139 Court Street, across the street from Trader Joe's, has been empty for about a year now. Formerly occupied by India House, a fixture on Court Street for decades, the 750 sf storefront was for lease for $7,000 by Smith Hanten Real Estate back in July 2009. After a few month, the price was lowered to $6,500. The original ad from Smith Hanten (see above) stated that food and liquor would not be permitted.
I guess the landlord changed his mind about the food part, because a new banner announces the opening of "Pronto Pizza."
With My Little Pizza just a block away at 114 Court Street, do you think, dear Reader, that the location across the street from Trader Joe's will offset the high rent?