Friday, June 28, 2013

Reader report: 8 Crown Trade closing Sunday on St. Mark's Place


[Photo by Chloe Sweeney McGlade via Facebook]

8 Crown Trade, the family run T-shirt and souvenir shop at 28 St. Mark's Place, is closing on Sunday. Word is that they have been forced out by a large rent hike. Several of our Facebook friends who live nearby are quite upset by this impending departure...having watched the family raise their children and put them through college...

Now it will be interesting to see what takes the space... something of the $1 pizza-bubble tea-tattoo variety... or something that will cater to the incoming working crowd at 51 Astor Place in Midtown South ...

From 1967-1971, the address was home to the Underground Uplift Unlimited, who made the Make Love, Not War buttons, per Songlines NYC...

H/t Rhonda Hager Ryan

2 comments:

Uncle Waltie said...

So they'll move on. I'm sure when they moved in they displaced some hapless dude who was paying half the rent they were offering. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Welcome to reality, welcome to New York City.

kfbeau said...

I always enjoyed that block and watched the changes to it for the past 3 decades. The diversity is gone and every other storefront is a Japanese restaurant of a tattoo and piercing pallor. Strictly for tourists and suburban kids hoping for a glimpse of something Punk.