Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center


The owners say they are in talks with the management company.

More than a dozen mom and pop shops on Kingsbridge Road say they may be forced to close soon.

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

Though some store owners agree that the armory renovations will help improve the neighborhood...

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