I was in the store Saturday AM and got the explanation on the space across the street. They are going to initially run both spaces and see how that goes. The "new" space is about the same size but will be set up differently so the counter space will be much bigger. The new space will allow them to display more of the specialty cheeses they currently keep in the back. In case anyone is wondering, everything I got there was GREAT and the experience of going to the store is one of those unique NY experiences that I love.