Starbucks expansion enrages Times columnist, a mysterious hotel foreclosure auction … and more

September 14, 2011 08:20AM

1. UWS Century 21 to have soft opening today
[Racked]

2. Times columnist bemoans “Starbucks No. 188” replacing evicted East Village standby the Bean
[NYT]

3. Turkish eatery Pera works with community to open second location at 54 Thompson Street
[Post, 1st item]

4. JLL’s ad in the Times promoting UES Marriott foreclosure auction leaves more questions than answers
[Post, 2nd item]

5. Luca Luca holds fashion show at Trump Soho to help building’s “hip” brand
[NYDN]

6. Three new tenants bring occupancy rate at 411 Lafayette Street from 50 percent to 100 percent in five months
[Post, 3rd item]

7. Affordable housing project in Woodstock causes controversy
[NYT]

8. Luxor Capital Group renewed its 31,285-square-foot lease in 1114 Sixth Avenue early
[Post, 5th item]

9. Fire at Southampton Village Condos was quickly extinguished
[27east]

10. Barbara Corcoran says marketing doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective
[SmallBiz Technology]

11. Folding guest room doors can become light fixtures in renovated 750-square-foot  “shoebox” at FiDi’s be@William [Curbed]