A Subway Sandwich Shop Appears to Have Closed

Having received word from Archie on Friday night that equipment was being moved out of the Subway restaurant at 137 Hudson (Hubert/Beach), I went over yesterday for a look. Sure enough, it’s been vacated. There’s always the chance that the franchise is using the long weekend as an opportunity to remodel, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

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  1. http://www.sinvin.com/listing/137-hudson-street/

    Full Building Retail Condominium For Sale Or Lease

    Size Ground: 1,500 SF (concrete floors)
    Basement: 1,500 SF (concrete floors)

    Common Charges: $4,428 PA
    Real Estate Taxes: $40,165 PA

    Rent $18,750/month

    Price $3,900,000

    • That rent “is too damn high” for something decent to move in, alas. :-(

      • And I understand the 1-story building cannot legally be expanded vertically, because when the lot was sold by the developer of 145 Hudson Street to the developer of 7 Hubert Street, this one-story condo unit was intended to protect the light and air for the southern exposure of 145 Hudson Street.

        LOMBARDI v. WHITEHALL XII/HUBERT STREET, LLC (S.D.N.Y. 3-3-2010)•04 Civ. 6752, 9 (PAC). (S.D.N.Y. Mar 03, 2010)

        “Plaintiff Joseph Pell Lombardi, doing business as Joseph Pell Lombardi Associates, Architects, brings this action against Defendants, WXII/Hubert Street, LLC, Whitehall Street Real Estate Limited Partnership XII, WH Advisors, L.L.C., XII (collectively, “Whitehall”), BKSK Architects, L.L.P. (“BKSK”) and Pavarini McGovern, L.L.C. (“Pavarini”) asserting two claims of copyright infringement under the Copyright Act of 1976 (“Copyright Act”), 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., as amended by the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act (“AWCPA”), Pub.L. No. 101-650, §§ 701-706, 104 Stat. 5098, 5133-34 (1990) (codified in scattered sections of 17 U.S.C.). Plaintiff alleges that he designed an original building to be constructed at 137 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, also known as 3-9 Hudson (sic) Street, and that the Defendants copied his plans, the “Lombardi Plans,” in designing and then constructing a building, called “the Hubert,” at the same location.


        “Stanley Scott (“Scott”) was the controlling owner of 137 Hudson Street Associates L.P., the company which owned 137 Hudson Street, the lot on which the Hubert was ultimately built (the “Hubert Site”). (Deposition of Stanley Scott (“Scott Dep.”) at 8:4-12, 12:25-13:18.) Through another company, 145 Hudson Street Associates, L.P., Scott also owned the adjoining building at 145 Hudson Street (“145 Hudson”). (Id. at 8:4-12.)


        “Scott wanted to ensure that the building constructed at the Hubert Site did not interfere with the light and sight lines of his building at 145 Hudson. (Id. ¶ 41; Lombardi Dep. at 99:15-100:9.) Accordingly, Scott insisted that Whitehall enter into an agreement limiting the “envelope,” or features, of any building constructed at the Hubert Site. The Sale-Purchase Agreement provides:

        “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any building improvements constructed on the Premises (collectively, the “Building”) by Purchaser shall be constructed generally within the height, bulk and setback limitations set forth on the plans approved by The Board of Standards and Appeals of the City of New York (the “BSA”) in connection with the Resolution (hereinafter defined), which plans are annexed as Exhibit “D” attached hereto, provided that Purchaser may: (i) increase the height of the Building to not in excess of One Hundred Ninety-Five (195) feet above curb level in order to install mechanical equipment on the top of the Building, and/or (ii) construct the Building to cover the entire lot that comprises the Premises (i.e., to cover the “footprint” of the Premises) but only up to a horizontal plane that is no higher that Thirty-Three (33) feet above curb level (provided that any such construction shall be performed in a manner that does not result in 145 Hudson being required pursuant to applicable laws or requirements to close-up or otherwise block any windows located on the 145 Hudson Street Building (hereinafter defined)). Purchaser shall not seek changes in the zoning applicable to the Premises or any variances with respect to the Premises. The provisions of this Section 5(A) shall survive the Closing and shall be incorporated into an agreement (the “Improvements Agreement”) to be executed by 145 Hudson and Purchaser at the Closing and thereafter recorded (which Improvements Agreement shall include a provision requiring the parties thereto to provide estoppel certificates with respect to the forgoing from time to time).”


  2. I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal to lose a sandwich shop, but it was a quick, easy and affordable place to grab & go from. We’ve had many a rushed dinner from there over the years — even within the past few weeks. I’m going to miss it.