Store rumors

I did a little snooping yesterday, and have heard from various brokers in the area the following: --the Pratt Area Community Council recently showed the Bodega's space to North Fork bank. (Why not Commerce? The world's greatest bank?) --the store above the Academy Diner on Lafayette will become a clothing store (will I be able to afford anything more than a T-shirt? Doubtful.) --the old French Cleaners on the corner of Lafayette and Cumberland will become a cafe, not a 7/11 as has been rumored.