Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rockit Scientist Records to become a bubble tea shop on St. Mark's Place

John Kioussis, the owner of Rockit Scientist Records, which closed on St. Mark's Place in the spring, passed along word of the new tenant: A bubble tea shop. Uh-huh. Seems about right these days.

"Thank you NY real estate," he said on Facebook.

Jeremiah Moss first reported on Rockit's departure. Kioussis told Jeremiah, "my lease is ending and i don't want to renew at the current rate, i asked for a rent reduction and was turned down. While business wasn't great, it just isn't worth paying $8500 a month."


Marty Wombacher said...

Excuse me, I have to go throw up now.

glamma said...

Cultural Travesty.

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether to cry, scream, bang my head against the wall, or shoot myself.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

P.S. Bubble tea? What a disgusting and infantile concoction. I tried a sip of it once and it was nauseatingly sweet and seemed to be dosed with pieces of chewable plastic. I felt like I was eating corn-syrup-enhanced glue. This did not seem like something fit for human consumption. Even the garish cup design and venue design screamed pre-verbally "I am still in my pre-verbal stage. Am I cute or what?"

Anonymous said...

Arrrgh! WTF! Not surprised though- St.Marks has been moving towards the Asian Bubble tea, yogurt shop crap for a while now. At least it's not (insert awful chain store or luxe boutique here)

VH McKenzie said...

How many Bubble teas does one have to sell to pay an $8500 rent?

I think "bubble tea" is just a euphemism for "whore house," like those weird and creepy tarot reader/psychic storefronts that never have any customers but never go out of business.