Thursday, September 27, 2012

2 small shops out on East 14th Street, though 1 is moving into the Copper Building


EVG reader John passes along information about the friendly fellow named Ba, a Senegal native, who has a sliver of a shop next to East Side 99¢ on East 14th Street near Avenue B.

"He works very long hours selling socks, gloves, phone chargers, etc. — all kinds of stuff," John wrote. Unfortunately, the landlord is looking for a big rent hike, and both shops will be out.

John said that Ba is looking for a new space in the neighborhood, or perhaps elsewhere. "If anyone hears of anything, it would be nice to let him know."

As for the East Side 99¢ shop, it's our understanding that they are moving into the retail space in the Copper Building around the corner on Avenue B at East 13th Street. (Several readers noted this after our post on it here.)

The stock is piling up at the store (unless a Copper Building resident is hoarding personal toaster ovens and blenders) ...



We like this addition to this corner...

[October 2010]

6 comments:

Gojira said...

The vet at ABC Animal Hospital, Dr. Tufaro, is also looking for new space; he told me yesterday that the whole south side of that block from the former Stuyvesant Grocery down to his location is slated for demolition and development. He also said the owners of Bargain Bazaar were in court trying to hold onto their lease, which runs through 2016 but which the landlord wants to break. Can you say "upscale luxury condo", boys and girls? Sure you can.

Shawn Chittle said...

Irony and hilarity does not even begin to describe this.

We need bigger words. Anyone?

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Someone recently told me the stretch of 14th Street between Avenue A down to the Blarney Cove is about to get a major overhaul.

glamma said...

I was in the 99 cent store last week buying supplies for a BBQ. The woman told me they are moving to ave b, "big building, metal building. nice building, very fancy."
Lol at the best thing to happen to the copper building since it went up.

Jill said...

That is the best 99 cent store. They sell plants in addition to the plastic. My husband thinks I'm hallucinating but I'm pretty sure I've seen tomatoes and onions in there.

I just noticed that the character for cents has disappeared from the keyboard? I don't seem to have one any more. Or did I buy a cheap knockoff that doesn't have all the keys? It's centsless.

EV Grieve said...

@ Jill

The cent sign has totally disappeared! I was looking for it when I did the post! I'm very excited for the new location too...