No New Cafe (YET) on St. James

A few months ago, I received a tip that a new cafe might be opening in a brownstone on St. James Place. I checked it out and didn't see much aside from a demolished garden-level space. I revisited this place a few days ago, and there's still no cafe in sight.

no new cafe yet on st. james

However, the owners did put these criss-cross thingies on the windows. Um, is this 1979 Buffalo suburbs? Or Hansel and Gretel?