If I owned a struggling restaurant and was trying to sell its lease, I would want to present the neighborhood as being as crime free and upscale as possible.
I think I would start with investing $300 to replace the acid etched glass on the front of my store.
Most of the locals know not to go there because they have heard about how slow the service is.
However, the window gives people merely visiting the 'hood the impression that Abigail's isn't too concerned with a quality presentation.
The right window has been etched for at least 2 years. I know this because the folks at Nostrand Park took this photo in January 2010 when they wrote about one of her prior attempts to sell it:
Note: In the past this place was for sale for $675k, now it is available for lease at $4500 per month.
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.