Monday, February 29, 2016

The former Russian Souvenirs will become a coffee shop on East 14th Store



The plywood arrived last week outside the former Russian Souvenirs shop on East 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

The work permits say that a coffee shop is in the works...



Unfortunately, there isn't any other information at the moment about who the tenant will be.

Curious what will become of the former signage. I always liked this one. (Maybe it will become the Russian Souvenirs Coffee Shop? Ha.)



The shop specializing in (Russian, duh) tchotchkes closed last July. The proprietor said that his rent had increased.

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Russian Souvenirs is no more on East 14th Street

12 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The new NYC is gonna bore us to death.

Anonymous said...

Not that we really need more coffee, but at least it's better than another bank. Or another Duane Reade. And I personally find a decent coffee shop more useful than a salon (or an empty storefront, for that matter).

Anonymous said...

I bought several African masks there, real cheap.

Anonymous said...

Better than yet another sports bar or themed bar. I guess coffee addiction is better than alcoholism?

Anonymous said...

@8:39 so, so true.

Anonymous said...

Oh great, coffee! You can't find that anywhere!

Also, could we stop using the "At least it's not a bank or a Duane Reade" line regarding spaces that are entirely too small to house a bank or Duane Reade? Just say "At least it's not a bong store."

Anonymous said...

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russian souvenirs just aren't that interesting.

Goggla said...

Anyone know what happened to the owner? He was full of stories.

Anonymous said...

It was quite a place, the Russian souvenir store.

paddy523 said...

Bought some cool antique soldiers and toys there over the years, sad too see it go. But at least it's not going to be a "bong store"!

Jerry M said...

I live a few doors down and this is a welcome addition to the block. Looking forward to getting more details.

dja said...

The idea of a "bong store" is so much cooler than the reality