A tip came in from a Bespoke reader who mentioned that he talked to the construction worker at the newly finished storefront at 142 Edgecombe. This building was actually abandoned for quite some time and has recently been converted into condos:
I spoke with a workman at the site you initially pegged as the future home of the Hogshead, at 142nd and Edgecombe. He told me it's going to be an indie coffee shop. The outlines of the counter and the exterior are already built, so it shouldn't be too long before they're ready for business.