Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The former Five Rose's is for rent; memories remain

The "store for rent" sign is up at Five Rose's, the beloved pizza shop on First Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street that closed Nov. 29.



Meanwhile, in the right front window...Let's see how much longer the landlord will allow the memories to last...I took these photos late Sunday afternoon...[Update: See the comments...Jeremiah reports that the thank-you sign and photos are gone...while another commenter correctly points out that the landlord is the former owner of the business.]









For further reading:
Five Rose's Pizza: Vanishing (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Five Roses’ Krystyna Says “I’ll Be Back” (Hunter-Gatherer)

5 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

fantastic!

i went by recently and these old photos were no longer in the window.

EV Grieve said...

Wow. Thanks for letting me know, Jeremiah. Guess the landlord doesn't want us to remember!

Anonymous said...

Aren't the original owners and the landlord one and the same? The family that ran Rosemaries (later Five Roses) still lives in the apartment above the storefront. My guess is that all those photos and text were not from Krystyna but from that family. They passed the business to Krystyna about a decade ago but still feel for it's history.

EV Grieve said...

You're right, anonymous... I didn't read Jeremiah's post closely enough!

Anonymous said...

I've lived here my whole life and it was one of my favorite pizza joints.

Goodbye roses.