The mystery has been solved: Mavi Jeans, a Turkey-based shop that specializes in--you guessed it-- jeans, will be moving into the doublewide storefront that's currently under construction on the prime corner of Fifth Avenue and Union Street. A manager at Brooklyn Industries, the clothing store right across the street that has a partnership with the company, confirmed that this is indeed the next tenant.
After word got around that a clothing store had been lined up to take over the storefront, which had previously been home to a pizza parlor and a check-cashing service, many guessed that due to what must be an astronomical rent the only feasible tenant could be a chain along the lines of J. Crew or Baby Gap. Mavi is certainly a chain, with stores in lands as distant as Berlin, Vancouver, and Istanbul, but as opposed to stores selling exclusively Mavi products these jeans are more often than not available in larger jeans stores and clothing shops, 15 places in New York alone.