However, Joe Filini Jr. was able to squeeze out a few more days of business here before the space is demolished for a 12-story luxury high rise with 65 units. He has eight days left here now.
As the sign shows, he is not moving the business. (There were reports that he was relocating to Brooklyn.)
Meanwhile, speculate all you want about what this means for any nearby businesses...
The Times has a lengthy piece today about the residents and history of the buildings here. Best passage:
The building’s impending fall was roundly lamented. “It’s going to be suburban people with babies and a Banana Republic and a Gap and one of those candle stores on street level,” grumbled the set designer and performer Machine Dazzle, who was wearing a homemade sheath and towered over other partygoers in Lucite heels that pushed him to 6 feet 8 inches.
In any event, Jeremiah covered a lot of the history already in posts from last month. There are links to all his work on the subject at the bottom of this post.