Nori was and before that a Mayorga coffee shop (which later switched to a Korean menu).
The space, which is divided into a front and back separated by a hall, plus an upstairs balcony area, has seemed like bad news, no restaurant succeeded there. The permit may be working to address that, dividing the lower level into a retail space and the upper level into an office. Both Nori and Mayorga had a small front space and a bigger back space, with the balcony area. It made for an awkward layout at both places.
Plus since it says retail, maybe they're not looking for a restaurant anymore. That might make it easier to find something lasting, too. Let's hope it's not a bank, dry cleaners, or cell phone store.
UPDATE: A commenter reminded me that Z-Burger was rumored to be moving into the space. Haven't heard anything since the first rumor, however.