Friday, August 21, 2009

Mikey's Pet Shop closing at the end of the month


A reader passes along some sad news: Mikey's Pet Shop on Seventh Street near Avenue A is closing at the end of the month. According to the reader: The landlord raised rent to $20K a month.

The reader ended the note with a "sigh."

I'll add a double sigh.

As you'll remember, Pretty Boy — the Mayor of Seventh Street — wandered into Mikey's one day back in 1988...

6 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

honestly, i still miss the jazz cafe that used to be in this spot before mikey's. they had a chubby girl who used to tap dance percussively on a piece of wood she carried around with her.

Karate Boogaloo said...

This is too bad. They were always friendly in there...

Melanie said...

I like this store. That is sad!!EV Grieve--I asked the people giving out the Jehovah Witness literature-where they would be going and I was told that they own the two buildings and will be selling only one of them.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Melanie. I need to do a follow-up on that.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no. This is where I buy my cat food. And Mikey is so nice.

I'm not one for tons of "government intervention" in private markets, but it seems there should be some kind of light "rent control" for small businesses. $20,000 a month is truly extortion.

Godspeed, Mikey.

BaHa said...

Nice people. Damn. (And thanks for linking to my blog, Grieve. I'll be at the NJ shore for the next two weeks, with limited connectivity.)