Friday, May 7, 2010

Appreciating Graceland's graffiti

Speaking of paint jobs... I'm wondering how long before the now-vacant Graceland gets groomed on Avenue A and Second Street... in preparation for its new tenant, apparently another grocery -- one that can afford the $22,000 monthly rent. Part of Graceland, which closed on April 25, has been painted over...




Anyway, just an appreciation before it's all gone...







And you'll spot a familiar name...




As others have commented, it seems strange to find this corner dark at night... and with all the stands and partions removed...



...though, after this happened, I was able to spot part of the store's original sign...



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

3 comments:

Barbara Hanson said...

Nothing for me to appreciate there--neither creative nor interesting. Just teenage testosterone with markers gone wild.

TGFOEVG said...

ZOOKEEPER REVS

glamma said...

it's a grocery store, but it's so much more. the story and the phots are heartbreaking. this is just plain wrong.