Sad News All: Sunday will be our last day open. :( Hope to see all of you until then!— stogo ice cream (@stogonyc) November 20, 2012
The shop first announced the move yesterday via Twitter. DNAinfo's Serena Solomon following up today, reporting:
With the business battling high rent all year, eight days without income during the post-hurricane blackout and the winter a bad time for sales, Stogo's owners made the call to close.
"We were talking about closing, but [Hurricane Sandy] put a nail in the coffin," said the source, who works at the store on East 10th Street between Second and Third Avenue.
"We were going to try and fundraise to move, but then Sandy happened and I didn't want to ask people to help move our shop when people were homeless and had lost everything," the source added.
Stogo opened in December 2008 at the site of the beloved A. Fontana Shoe Repair, forced out after 45 years due to a big rent hike.
Stogo's co-owner is Rob Sedgwick, the brother of actress Kyra.