The first business has opened in the new Barney's New York building on the corner of Oak Street and State Street. But it's not Barney's that's open -- it's Citibank.
It's nice to see an oft-overlooked segment of North State Street getting some attention, but to tell the truth we're worried about the future of Oak Street with festering cavity that is the Esquire becoming a polyp on the retail scene there. But then again, we should just have faith that something will happen with the property eventually. After all, a watched boil never pops.