Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Handsome Dan's has closed on 1st Avenue
Last week, a 50-percent-off sale sign arrived outside Handsome Dan's Snocone & Candy Stand on First Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street.
This was positioned as a moving sale to an EVG reader.
On Sunday, however, a "going out of business" sale sign appeared...
Everything was for sale — tables, art work, pillows, Tupperware. Sunday was to be their last day in business. There isn't any mention of a closure or move on the Handsome Dan's website or social-media properties. (Updated: Owner Daniel Levin confirmed the closure in a Facebook message.)
This outpost of the Williamsburg-based shop selling old-time candy and vintage sodas opened here in the spring of 2014. Last fall, the shop added a cafe serving breakfast burritos, wraps and other items to expand their offerings.
Before Handsome Dan's, the retail space housed A-1 Music for 26 years until January 2014.
Thanks to Lola Sáenz for the photos!