Friday, October 25, 2013

There's goes the R-I-T-E A-I-D on East 14th Street



Our friend DJ Xerox passes along this photo... showing a worker removing the last of the sign from the Rite Aid between Avenue A and Avenue B... The store is one of several along East 14th Street to close to make way for something to look like...



Anyway, apparently the Rite Aid moved up its original Oct. 30 closing date.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East 14th Street exodus continues

The disappearing storefronts of East 14th Street

[Updated with correction] 8-lot parcel of East 14th Street primed for new development

East 14th Street corridor now nearly business-free ahead of new development

Here is the future of East 14th Street and Avenue A: 7 stories of residential and retail

11 comments:

rob said...

OMG no! Not Rite Aid!?! There goes the neighborhood! Those bastards!!! Where will I get fourteen pounds of M&M's at a discount now?!?

EV Grieve said...

@rob

If you want fourteen pounds of M&M's at a discount, then move to....!

rob said...

What neighborhood can I move to that has a Rite Aid, Grieve? This is really bad. It's just wrong.

Glenn Belverio said...

Between A and B, right? Not B and C.

EV Grieve said...

@ Glenn

Gah! Thanks Glenn you're right. I fixed that in the post.

Goggla said...

Economy Candy on Rivington will probably sell you 1000 lbs of M&Ms.

rob said...

Goggla -- isn't there anything closer like a 7-Eleven? I don't want to walk more than a block and a half, max.

Goggla said...

@rob - if we're lucky, Walmart will move into 100 Ave A and none of us will ever have to mindlessly waddle more than a block for any bulk items ever again.

EV Grieve said...

With all these dang new bike racks and docking stations, there are fewer places to park... making driving to the Rite Aid on First Avenue or Avenue D all the more difficult for me!

Does Rite Aid deliver?

rob said...

Of course Rite Aid delivers, but you have to be patient. I'm still waiting for the 1989 week-at-a-glance.

Anonymous said...

You drive? Why!

Anyway, the new building looks good. Huge Improvement. It should have been taller though, maybe 10 stories. It'snacross from Stuytown after all. There is also a new pharmacy coming to one of the storefronts.