Wednesday, April 22, 2015
What lies beneath the Moishe's sign
Workers continue to repair the facade at Moishe's Bake Shop, 115 Second Ave.
A crew removed the sign late Friday night/early Saturday here near East Seventh Street.
Owner Moishe Perlmutter told WPIX that the sign sustained damage following the deadly gas explosion on March 26. (The sign seemed rather battered before then.)
"We got a violation last week that it’s shaking. We have to take it off and fix it," Perl told the station.
Meanwhile, Matt Rosen shared this photo... workers uncovered some stained glass underneath the facade...
We're unsure how old this glass is. Here's a shot of Moishe's from 1980 via EVG contributor Michael Sean Edwards...
According to the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District Designation Report (PDF!), the Greek Revival building (with Queen Anne style alterations) dates to 1842-43 as a one-family row house. The storefront was likely added in 1908. Moishe's has been here since 1972. (Check out Off the Grid for more history of the building.)
And as we understand it, the sign will be repaired and returned to the storefront.
Previously on EV Grieve:
After midnight, workers remove the Moishe's Bake Shop sign (18 comments)