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Storefronting: New Playmate for agnès b?

Storefronting is Curbed's regular look at the changing retail scene, with an emphasis on how it impacts neighborhoods. Opening a store? See a store that's opening? Send the deets. We have a special place in our hearts for those who also include digital photos.

[agnes b storefront, Grant Street; image courtesy Flickr photog emilychang]

Expect to see a complete overhaul at 33 Grant Street, the Union Square home to the agnès b boutique and Utopia Salon, sometime in the maybe not-so-distant future. The Los Angeles office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) has secured $6.2 million in financing to undertake a complete renovation of the 6,479 square foot retail space. Spins HFF director Tina Derderian in today's press release: “The Grant Avenue corridor is on par with retail destinations such as Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, Madison Avenue in New York City, and Champs-Elysees in Paris.” The Champs-Elysees? Survey says: not quite.
· HFF Secures $6.2M Financing for Retail Building in San Francisco’s Union Square [Done Deals]