Monday, November 10, 2014
Gracefully is closing on Avenue A
A few weeks ago, the market at 28 Avenue A between East Second Street and East Third Street cut back its hours, forgoing around-the-clock sales for an 11 p.m. closure.
Now comes word that the store will be closing for good soon. We've heard as early as this Friday … or by the end of the month. An employee confirmed the closure to us.
The story is that Gracefully needs to vacate to make way for the New York Sports Club that is opening here…
We were trying to remember when Gracefully opened — 1997? Anyway, long before Whole Foods… and, more recently, Union Market.
And this will be the last of Grace Dancyger's delis to close in the East Village. Graceland closed in April 2010 on Avenue A and East Second Street in April 2010 after a 19-year run. And Adinah's Farm closed in June after 20 years on Avenue C and East Second Street.
As far as we know, there are still three other Gracefully locations in the city, including on First Avenue in Stuy Town.
Thanks to @AnnaRoseMusic for the tip
Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: New York Health & Racquet Club taking over the space above Gracefully on Avenue A (24 comments)
New York Sports Club in the works for Avenue A
Sidewalk bridge and scaffolding arrive ahead of planned New York Sports Club on Avenue A
New York Sports Club says hello on Avenue A
Familiar Burger-Klein sign has disappeared from Avenue A