Wednesday, June 26, 2019
A new sign for Ray's Candy Store, and a visit by Kim Kardashian West
Here's a look at the almost completed new sign at Ray's Candy Store ... NYC-based illustrator Peach Tao (with help from Will DeNatale and Shreya Gupta) started work on Sunday.
Peach said she still has a few more details to add.
This version replaces the well-weathered facade that Chico created in July 2016. Chico's previous sign here was in part a tribute to neighborhood photographer Bob Arihood, who died in September 2011.
Steven took these photos yesterday afternoon.
Early last evening around 6:45, Kim Kardashian West stopped by the shop here on Avenue A near Seventh Street with friends (besties?) Simon Huck and Jonathan Cheban to celebrate La La Anthony's birthday (this info via Instagram).
The reality TV star and makeup mogul shared photos/clips in her Instagram Stories showing the group ordering milkshakes and deep-fried Oreos from Ray, who was working behind the counter...
In true Kardashian fashion, there were reports of "a mob scene" outside the shop during the brief stopover, as Ray's was plunged into the paparazzi world ... with black sedans and bodyguards on Avenue A...
[Bottom 2 photos via @RaysCandyStore]
Last week, it was Kendall Jenner's turn to stop by Ray's.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Kim Kardashian was in the East Village on Tuesday, ever so discreetly