Monday, September 30, 2019
St. Mark's Market is closing for good
Over the weekend we heard from multiple tipsters that St. Mark's Market at 21 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue had started its going-out-of-business sale.
An employee confirmed the closure to EVG correspondent Steven yesterday. He did not know the final day.
For now, store items are on sale...
And there's still a pretty good inventory...
[Photos by Steven]
There were signs of trouble back in July, when the one-time 24/7 market went dark for several days before reopening. At the time, a store manager cited multiple problems, starting when a resident on the building's third floor complained about a gas leak. The fire department came shut the store down. The FDNY said they were leaking freon gas. The store’s technician disputed that finding, claiming that their refrigerator tanks were full.
And it can't help that this building has been draped with a sidewalk bridge for the past two-plus years.
This address has a storied history (you can read about it here)... the building was demolished in a mall-style upgrade in 2003, which marked the arrival of the market.
The Chipotle upstairs in the complex closed in August 2018. A Chinese restaurant is going into that space.