It's been about four years since Primo Atto, the Italian restaurant on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street, closed up shop. It looked like it had been completely abandoned, with no effort made to put it on the market, or even do so much as to remove the menu from the doorway. Well that finally appears to be changing: many thanks to reader Keira for sending in the above photo, of the "For Rent" sign that finally went up on the facade within the past couple of days.
The phone number on the sign leads to Urban Equities, a Park Slope-based real estate investment and consulting firm that also manages rental properties. Their listings aren't public, so there's no word on what the asking price is, but it's most likely far from cheap.
As always, it'll be fun to see what ends up coming into this space. Hopefully it won't remain a sad, abandoned restaurant for much longer.