Monday, June 30, 2014
99-Cent Discount Center latest lost-lease casualty on East 14th Street
[Photo by EVG Facebook friend Cheryl Pyle]
The crowded shop here with a little bit of everything at 440 E. 14th St. just west of Avenue A is closing this week ... lost their lease.
The 99-Cent Discount Center joins former next-door neighbor Stuyvesant Stationery in the Lost Least Club. And, of course, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office closed in February and reopened a retail space a block away.
[The former post office on Saturday]
So now three, single-level storefronts all in a row will be vacant ... prompting some discussion among EVG regulars again about the possibility of new development along here. Perhaps something like what's going in to the east on 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Meanwhile, there's nothing on file with the DOB to suggest any new buildings for 438 or 440 E. 14th St.
Previously on EV Grieve:
First sign of more development on East 14th Street?
[EVG file photo from September 2013]