Dave on 7th sent along the above photo from yesterday morning, before Bleecker Bob's opened for the day... as you can see, there's a for rent sign above the store. Not sure how long it has been there ...
Anyway, as the Times reported back in late January, Bleecker Bob's is closing here on West Third Street at the end of April. Cause: Rent hike. (And despite initial reports, a Starbucks isn't moving into the space.)
Anyway, as for the listing at Point NYC ... it doesn't mention the exact address, but this looks like it. And you can sort of make out the store in the photo...
Check out the price: $17,000 per month.
That's a lot of vinyl.
Earlier estimates (via The Villager) had the rent going to an unaffordable $10,000 a month.
But $17,000? That's, well, insane.
However, the folks at Bleecker Bob's have said that they would relocate. But will they have enough time to so do? Per a message on the store's Facebook page yesterday:
still looking at storefronts. unfortunately, some landlords don't care about our 30 years in one location.
We asked Ski, an assistant manager at Bleecker Bob's, for an update.
"Nothing definite yet. Still looking for new spots, but still enjoying our sales in the West Village."
Perhaps a move to the East Village is still possible.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[UPDATED] Let's help Bleecker Bob's find space in the East Village