Sunday, April 25, 2010

Graceland has closed

Graceland, the deli that has been at the corner of Avenue A and Second Street since 1991, closed for good tonight ... (thanks to BaHa for letting me know the official date...) The doors were locked some time around 6:30 tonight, a neighbor said... several people walked by and were surprised to see the familiar 24-hour bodega grocery closed...







Several readers said that the rent was being increased to $20,000 a month by the landlord... Another grocer is expected to take over the space... some of the crew here will go to work next door at Gracefully...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Graceland is closing in the next 10 days

Nicky's staying in the East Village; Graceland moving out?

Graceland addresses its customers

5 comments:

Barbara Hanson said...

Lights went out just before eight. Had a good cry with some of the Mexican workers and an neighbor(actually, they were stoic; we cried). The new grocery will not be hiring any of the Graceland workers. Will be writing about it on the Daily News website tomorrow.

DJ Xerox said...

For whatever reason, they had the best cut watermelon you could find in all the East Village...

DJ Xerox said...

For whatever reason, they had the best cut watermelon you could find in all the East Village...

Barbara Hanson said...

EV, it was not a bodega, by any means. Bodegas carry Hispanic goods.

Barbara Hanson said...

Also, opened in 1985. Remember it well.