Wednesday, June 22, 2016
St. Mark's Bookshop, which closed 4 months ago, receives an eviction notice
After 38 years at four locations, St. Mark's Bookshop closed last Feb. 28 (with an "epilogue sale" on March 5) at 136 E. Third St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.
As you probably know, the long-struggling store reportedly owned some $70,000 in back rent to the city (the NYCHA is the landlord here).
In any event, several readers noted that an eviction notice, dated June 9, had been taped to the gate this past week...
Seems a little late. NYCHA reportedly initiated eviction proceedings last July, per DNAinfo.
Inside, there are still some books on the shelves... looking the way it did on its last day in business.
The photo below is from May 22 by Arthur Nersesian ... the inside looks the same inside today...