Monday, June 4, 2018

Corner space on 7th Street and Avenue B for rent as Jillery wraps up its business

Late last week, Jillery, the jewelry and home accessories shop on Avenue B at Seventh Street, vacated the corner space. (The store closing signs arrived back in March.)

However, Jillery isn't done here just yet. The shop continues its going-out-of-business sale in the vacant space (RIP Paradiso) next door...

Artist Jill Fagin, who launched her business in 1987, moved to this corner from 10th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue in the summer of 2013.

The corner space, 107 Avenue B, is currently for rent. Perhaps a like-minded venture such as Jillery will be here in the future. The president of the board of directors of the co-op here told me this in 2013: "Our co-op is very proud to have rejected chain stores, banks, bars and loud food establishments. We are proud to have chosen a local business like Jillery who has been in the neighborhood for many years ..."

H/T Shawn Chittle!

1 comment:

Scuba Diva said...

In spite of the quote from the co-op director, the insupportable rent they charge for the space keeps true neighborhood stores away; maybe they should subdivide the space, since it is cavernous.