[Image via Manhattan Sideways]
Heading outside the neighborhood for this report... several EVG readers shared that news that Integral Yoga Natural Foods, the one-of-a-kind market at 229 W. 13th St. between Seventh Avenue and Greenwich Avenue, is closing later next month after 45 years in business.
Here's part of the message:
The retail climate has changed and is filled with overwhelming competition and challenges. Small local stores keep losing ground to big corporate chains.
We should all be proud of the trailblazing, ground breaking and revolutionary role that the food store played in the launching of the natural foods movement. Now organic and plant-based natural foods are everywhere.
The space will be made available for rent.
The last day will be on or before Dec. 23.
However, the Integral Yoga Institute next door will continue on.