Monday, March 14, 2016
[Photo from Feb. 27]
Last week, we noted that the former Russian Souvenirs shop on East 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue will become a coffee shop. (Still haven't heard anything else about the new proprietor.)
And workers removed the Russian Souvenirs sign the other day...
Anyway, we always liked that sign.
And just like that on Saturday, EVG regular Bayou ran into the sign waiting for the uptown Q at Union Square... heading out to Jackson Heights...
Apparently the sign was salvaged by someone who grew up near Russian Souvenirs ... and she hopes to be able to track down the store's owner.
The shop specializing in Russian tchotchkes closed last July. The proprietor said that his rent had increased.
Back on East 14th Street, the mobile phone center that opened in the early fall next door is already out of business... that storefront is for rent...
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Russian Souvenirs is no more on East 14th Street
The former Russian Souvenirs will become a coffee shop on East 14th Store