Friday, January 8, 2016
As our friend Alex at Flaming Pablum first noted yesterday, the longtime Gothic Cabinet Craft shop has quietly closed on Third Avenue at East 13th Street.
The family-owned custom wood furniture shop has some 30 outlets in the NYC metropolitan area, with its manufacturing plant in Maspeth. The East Village location was its first though, when Theodore Zaharopoulos set up shop on the corner in 1969. (In 2014, the company rebranded as Gothic Furniture, which implies something else. But!)
Anyway, as Alex noted, the storefront can be seen multiple times during "Taxi Driver" from 1976 ... (some trivia that Gothic has also noted in its news releases) ... the sign is just to the left of Iris' hat...
It was one of the few NYC storefronts that still existed from the film. (See Scouting NY for a "Taxi Driver" then-and-now feature.)
[Imagine via Scouting NY]