Monday, July 22, 2019

14th St. Candy & Grocery has not been open lately

The 24/7 deli on 14th Street at First Avenue has been closed for the past week.

As you can see, someone plastered pages from the (July 16) Post on the front window and door. Not sure at the moment if this is a permanent closure or temporary renovation.

Signing off with a descriptive 5-star Yelp review of the store from 2011:

I started coming here after the place on the corner burned down..

VERY nice people.. and GOOD PRICES

There is always funny ass shit going on too. Like a lady coming in complaining about pain in her moller [sic], and some dude demanding he be given two free plastic cups...
and the cat, that crosses the street by herself.
And the orange trannys that walk around shamelessly

I once came in and this guy was screaming so loudly,
and i looked over, he was bleeding from his head so bad..

I dont know, but every time i come in its like another drama..
but its so funny.. and the owner handles it well

feels like home now..


Anonymous said...

I passed there around 5pm on Saturday, 7/20, and the inside was empty & stripped to the walls. The door was locked, but lights on inside. I saw a lone construction (demolition?) worker inside, wearing a hard hat.

Somehow I don't think this is a "renovation" but, boy, it's strange to have this place just disappear.

Jared the NYC Tour Guide said...

I had a lot of respect for the counter guy with all the bad craziness in there.

I repeatedly complimented him, but he was nonchalant.

Anonymous said...

This is really sad! I've lived across the street from that store for most of my life and it was a family owned business. I remember when some of those guys were little kids! I hope they're ok and I wish them the best. They were always cool with me and my family.