Apparently we were very wrong.
The news we are getting is that the former HOWS space in NoHo has been leased by a gym. We had heard that Gold's Gym had previously pulled permits; the news I am hearing now is that the site will be the latest branch of 24 Hour Fitness.
Considering that no less than four membership based gyms operate within a two - three block radius of the site one wonders why the need for a grocery store was not met.
As it stands, the broker handling the sale, Eric Reuveni, made a statement that most of the residents "do not know how to cook." Thus, HOWS or any other grocery store isn't right for the area.