Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Toy Den makes way for massage den

Meanwhile, the Collector's Toy Den at 206 Avenue B closed up shop a few weeks ago... (The store's Twitter feed says they are relocating...)



And guess what's coming to this space?



Nothing against massage and bodywork shops (I think), but I'd venture to say that we have enough massage and bodywork shops to keep everyone relaxed in the East Village for some time...

Given the closures of Love Saves the Day and Howdy Do, I suppose you could say these are also tough times for stores that sell kitsch and vintage toys and dolls too...

5 comments:

Alex in NYC said...

Oh bummer. I loved this little place. I went in last year looking for some rarefied "Thomas the Tank Engine" item for my son, and the proprietor was quite accommodating. Sorry (but unsurprised) to see it go.

Melanie said...

The toy store was a newcomer on the block. Sad to see him go. He was nice and has some great dolls and toys. Glad he will still be in business somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

"Massage and body work" means handjobs?

EV Grieve said...

@anon

Not always, I don't think... but some of these places do have the "rub-and-a-tug" rep.

evilsugar25 said...

i frequent the two related places on 7th & 2nd and 6th & 2nd, and they are straight massage places. in fact, they have a great sign in each of the rooms:

Customer Rules
1) leave your underwear on
2) turn off your cel phone
3) there are no special services here

i like that "no special services" is a rule.