Monday, August 31, 2015
Psychic coming soon on East 4th Street
During the weekend, EVG reader Alexis noticed some activity in the retail space that Bikes, By George! previously occupied on Fourth Street just east of Avenue A… a sign then arrived in the front window noting "Psychic coming soon."
That almost sounds like a warning.
George Philbert closed up his 7-year-old shop here at the end of June. He told customers that he couldn't afford the new higher rent. I do not know what he was paying, but, according to the listing, the asking rent is $3,750 monthly for 340 square feet.
These days you can find George selling bikes on East 11th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.