Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ghost signage reveal at the former Raul Candy Store

Someone has removed the Raul Candy Store sign from 205 Avenue B between 12th Street and 13th Street.

And as this photo by Gojira shows, there's ghost signage now on the storefront for Gift Shop and Cosmetics. Raul opened here in 1981, so it's presumably from the previous tenant.

As for Raul Candy Store, Raul Santiago, 75, and his wife Petra Olivieri, 70, decided to retire, closing up on Feb. 28.


Dan said...

Hope Raul & Petra did! Loved that sign!

Kenni M. said...

It's so silly but I'm so happy for them, I used to buy candy from them all during middle school and felt like God damned royalty with my 10$ bag of penny candy.
Thanks Raul.