The sale of the former Verdugo Pet shop on York Boulevard and what kind of tenant will move into the Highland Park storefront has generated a lot of attention on The Eastsider as well as Patch, with readers making their case for everything from an Indian restaurant to an art supply shop. It’s still not certain who will move into the approximately 3,200-square-foot space next to The York but who ever rents it will need some pretty deep pockets, based on a recent rental listing. The new owners are asking for $2.5o cents a square a foot or more than $8,000 a month in rent. The listing by the brokerage CBRE touts the location on the gentrifying York Boulevard strip:
Trendy revitalized neighborhood with scenic architecture located in the heart of The New Highland Park on York Boulevard
Of course, in addition to paying $8,000 in rent, the new tenants will probably have to pay to renovate the place.