On Friday, our friend Doug Quint at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop stopped by the Village Farms on Avenue A ... workers there told him that the grocery is closing Jan. 31.
Meanwhile, in far more disturbing developments, a tipster passed along the following this past weekend. A Village Farms employee told the tipster that the landlord is "wrecking the building.' Not a good sign."
Indeed. Not surprising, though if this is true.
Still, as of now, there still aren't any permits on file with the DOB.
Finally, last night, we received the following message:
This is a message written on behalf of the current business tenants, Monica and her husband, written by their daughter: "We are so thankful to have gotten to know many of you and to have been a part of this neighborhood. We are sorry for not always doing a great job and being responsible for any bad shopping experiences some of you may have had. We are indebted to our loyal customers and their friendships. The new location is a friend's store, who we will be working alongside. As we are in the process of scouting a store ourselves, we hope to maybe meet in the future if we come back to Avenue A. God Bless, everyone! As the store closes, we will be having a special clearance sale sometime in the last week of January. Hope to see many of you there! With Love, the Songs"
Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village Farms is closing; renovations coming to 100 Avenue A