For as long as we can remember (which, honestly, isn't that long), the space at 479 Fifth Avenue has been vacant and hidden behind a newish steel roll-gate and Department of Buildings permits.
Yesterday, Here's Park Slope reported that the mysterious space will soon be occupied by an Avon store. It isn't clear whether this will be some sort of new retail shop or an office to help recruit new independent sales people.
Man, it's hard to keep up with the changes on this avenue. Time to take a walk, again, and see what else is new!