Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sad news about the liquor store on Houston and Avenue B

I walked by the liquor store at Houston and Avenue B last night... and once again, the place was closed...



...and I noticed that the liquor sign on the side had been removed...



My worse fears were confirmed when I got home and read the latest issue of The Villager... in an item about Chico's new mural here, Scoopy reported that the woman who owned the liquor store died several months ago... and in the space on the roll-down gate, Chico is going to paint a mural of the owner. (And does anyone know her name?)



I have no idea what will happen to this space. I haven't seen the store open in some time, though this isn't really a corrider that I walk with any frequency.... Me being me, I worry about what will become of the space. This is prime corner real estate with million dollar condos right across the street (like this one for $1,825 million).

And I'll miss the owner... the kind of which we don't see much of anymore...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Meanwhile, right around the corner

5 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

this is sad news. i applied for a job there once. a long time ago.

EV Grieve said...

Wow. Did you interview with the owner? She was a character.

Goggla said...

Oh no! I hadn't realized she past away so long ago...I wonder if her family still owns the business. Hell, if they need a counter person, I can fill in.

EV Grieve said...

I wish I could remember the last time I saw the place open... I didn't always pay attention. As BaHa said yesterday, they did keep odd hours there.

ak said...

sadness.

i really enjoy this building. i like daydreaming about what the seemingly empty apartments upstairs look like while staring at what i believe is a georgi box in one of the windows and the missing foundation symbol underneath the metal on the front door. oh! - and why the hallway lights are always on. did the liquor store owner live upstairs? i liked to daydream that she did. and what about the old man i'd often see in there/around there who i sometimes see sitting outside the laundromat across the street on houston?