Then we heard that the store hoped to relocate, possibly in the East Village — something in the $4,000 rent range. We scouted some possible locations for them. (Here ... and here.)
As late as September, the store was still looking to move here.
Apparently this won't happen.
As you may have seen at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York or BoweryBoogie this morning, Bleecker Bob's has announced that it is closing for good in early 2013. (Alex noted this yesterday at Flaming Pablum.)
Per the Bleecker Bob's Facebook page:
well, it's SAD NEWS people. don't really know how to say this so here goes.....after 40+ years in existence, BLEECKER BOB'S will be closing!!!! looks like another month or 2 maybe.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[UPDATED] Let's help Bleecker Bob's find space in the East Village
Bleecker Bob's is for rent