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682 6th Avenue, Ladies’ Mile Historic District, application to create a storefront infill.

WHEREAS, 682 6th Avenue is an eight-story Neo-Renaissance store and loft building in the Ladies Mile Historic District, known as the Hall Building, dating from 1897; and

WHEREAS, The new retail tenant, Game Stop, has applied to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to renovate and replace the non-original aluminum and glass storefront with a new storefront resembling the Chipotle  Restaurant storefront next door; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed not to install the gooseneck-style lighting fixtures that Chipotle has, but will consult with the staff at Landmarks before any lighting is installed; and

WHEREAS, The design, materials, signage and finishes proposed by the applicant are deemed an improvement over the existing condition and harmonious with the other storefronts in the District, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Game Stop to create a storefront infill at 682 6th Avenue in the Ladies Mile Historic District.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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