Friday, October 31, 2014
Gutting the check-cashing shop on East 5th Street
The saga continues for three small businesses on East Fifth Street just east of Second Avenue... back in July, the shopkeepers had to vacate their storefronts due to a structural issue in one of the apartments above in 300 E. Fifth St.
This week several readers noted that Jamie's check-cashing storefront has been gutted... as these photos via Derek Berg show...
Jamie, whose family has owned the business for 67 years, has moved his operation to a secure van outside his shop... He is understandably frustrated, but remains hopeful that he can return soon... workers are strengthening the ceiling and floor joists.
Previously on EV Grieve:
3 small businesses temporarily closed due to structural issues at 300 E. 5th St.