Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New deli on First Avenue looks like every other new deli

The deli on First Avenue near St. Mark's Place closed for a renovation (same owners) back on Oct. 22...


...and yesterday, workers unveiled the new sign...

[Bobby Williams]

Well, most new delis have this food court/regional airport terminal look these days... all selling panini, tossed salad, etc. Two quick examples...



Or maybe we need to say that they're better than [fill in the blank] a 7-Eleven...?

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Another East Village corner market closes; 13 and counting for the last year or so

11 comments:

John M said...

You should have seen it at night. The awning lights could guide 747s down at Kennedy. Horrid.

bayou said...

It is unique in that it offers "coffet" in lieu of coffee.

Big Gay Ice Cream Man said...

This is just what Frist [sic] Ave needs!

Gojira said...

I hate these new "upscale" signs. As cold and generic as the old ones were neighborly and subdued.

Makeout said...

Classic & gourmet. Two great adjectives that go great together.

Anonymous said...

There must be some kind of starter kit or manual for opening a New York bodega in 2012. I mean they seem to be getting so genericized and samey that its not much different from a 7-11 innit.

Anonymous said...

Dang I remember when a panini was something a little special now I guess its just another item in the laundry list of everyday shit.

Goggla said...

Anyone know what's happened to the one across the street, just south of 7th St? I used to get my lotto tickets there, but it's suddenly shuttered without a note. The guys in there were always so nice.

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

I alwiys get my cofet on Frist Ave same plave I get my bath solts.

Dr Gecko said...

@Anonymous 1:25: I remember when "panini" was plural.

Anonymous said...

I think it's in response to Bloombergian NYC- they have to look shiny and new or Bloomberg will set his sights on their destruction- like bus shelters and Newsstands.