It was all the way back in December when I first learned that a bar was in the works at 545 Fifth Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, in the space that was last occupied by a bodega and butcher shop. Work has been steadily progressing ever since, and recently the elegant facade was revealed.
It's certainly classy, with two doorways flanking a large central window and simple woodwork. Unclear if grey will be the final color, but it certainly looks nice. Appears as if an awning will be soon be hanging above it all as well.
It's a large space, and is certain to be one of the larger bars on this stretch of the avenue when it opens. As for a name, judging by the word "Prospect" stenciled above the doorway, I think it can be safely inferred that this will be either all or part of it.
UPDATE: Via the New York Times:
"A Manhattan restaurateur has taken a 15-year lease for a 3,330-square-foot retail space in this three-story mixed-used building. The space is being renovated and will open as a pub-style restaurant in the summer."