Thursday, February 5, 2009

Meanwhile, more stores are closing in the EV

In recent days I started taking photos of all the stores in the EV that had sale signs in the window. It just seemed as if every store was offering huge savings. Given the number of advertised reductions, it occurred to me that it would be easier to take photos of shops that weren't having sales. There weren't many.

Meanwhile, the carnage continues. The Tibetan specialty shop Lhasa Boutique on Avenue B near Fourth Street is going.



This makes 22 empty storefronts now on Avenue B. (There were 23, but Coyi Cafe opened a few weeks back.)

Meanwhile, on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and First Avenue...



3 comments:

Monkey. said...

Hey, be sure to make note that the last image (with the skull) of Enchanments, is NOT a closing. Echantments moved a block east on the South side of the same street between 1st and A.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Monkey...you're right...I don't want to be misleading...It was more for the image than anything...

Anonymous said...

I lived on Ave B between 11 and 12 from 1987-1989. It looked just like that back then...all boarded up and empty. Of course, then it was full of crack houses and nightly fires in those abandoned buildings. I was amazed when it began to become built up.

But then it quickly went from small stores to over priced lounges and the like. It was bound to fall again.

Dan