Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning edition

For months and months and months we've been waiting to see what takes the former Max Brenner/Chocolate Bald Man/Slowly Rot My Teeth space on Second Avenue at Ninth Street. You bet we made the obligatory "will probably be a bank branch" joke...

As Jeremiah is now reporting... it's becoming a HSBC branch, the fourth bank branch in two blocks. Uh, at least it's better than a Starbucks?

More Avenue A woe: Lucy's business not so hot either (Neither More Nor Less)

Please do NOT click on this link if you loved the Cedar Tavern. You will likely want to punch something or someone (Curbed)

East Village resident ID'd as victim of last week's bus-bicycle tragedy on Delancey (DNAinfo)

A Madison Avenue movie mystery (Flaming Pablum)

Lobby bars for the Chelsea Hotel? (Chelsea Now via Grub Street)

Brooks is understandably aggravated about several things (Lost City)

Downtown Pix show kicks off today (Stupefaction)

From Fork in the Road:

At last night's Community Board 3 meeting, the owner of Plan B appeared to apply for a license transfer for — wait for it -- the tavern and salon he's planning to open in the Plan B space on East 10th Street. "We're re-tooling the concept," he explained. No, really?

A Dunkin' Donuts closed and moved on Fulton Street downtown...

Perhaps the former location will be replaced by another Dunkin' Donuts.


Karate Boogaloo said...

I heart the mourning edition...

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, KB!

VH McKenzie said...

another flipping BANK on second avenue? They take away all the cool eateries (ok, so I'm not sad to see CBBM depart) and keep installing massive banks.

I guess it is no secret that banks are the only biz. coming through the recession unscathed. And can afford the rents.

My prediction: Ray's on Ave. A will soon house a narrow bank of ATMs.

Jill said...

Dammit I clicked on the link even though you told me not to. stupid stupid stupid me.