Anybody want to buy a burger shop?
Many thanks to a tipster for sending along the above photo, of a "For Rent" sign that just went up in the window of the Five Guys on Park Place between Seventh and Flatbush Avenues.
It's a fairly new addition to the block, opening just over a year ago in the large space previously occupied by Park Heights Stationers. It was a lengthy, expensive buildout, and the rent on such a cavernous space (in such a prime location) must be astronomical. 5 Guys is an incredibly successful brand, however, so it's surprising to see that an outpost with such heavy foot traffic is presumably being shut down (unless different forces are at work here).
The manager I spoke with was unaware as to why the sign is up, but the number leads to Sol Goldman Investments, one of the city's largest private landowners.