Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce: Alive?!?!

Ivan Kane

Ivan Kane, indecisive developer.Photo: Getty Images

Forty Deuce spokesperson Kris Ferraro told us earlier that Ivan Kane wasn’t currently planning to proceed with a New York outpost of the club, but a Villager article points out that Kane still hasn’t withdrawn his application with the State Liquor Authority. We checked in with broker-to-the-hot-spots James Famularo who says he has received eight to ten Letters of Intent (a step normally taken after an offer letter) from café, restaurant, and lounge operators eager to take over the space. “One person wants to do a high-end clothing retailer — a national chain,” says Famularo. Still, he can’t do anything until Kane relinquishes his lease, and Kane hasn’t been in touch. The latest e-mail from Ferraro is cryptic: “‘May still’ are the words. He is not currently — or at this time moving forward, however — no final discussion has been made.” For his part, Famularo isn’t showing the space just yet: “How do you go this far and throw in the towel?” he says. “That would really surprise me if he does.”

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Earlier: Exclusive: Ivan Kane Kills NYC Plans for Forty Deuce