Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Alphabets swan song

As we reported yesterday, after a 35-year presence on Avenue A, Alphabets has closed. Owner Linda Heidinger is moving the novelty-gift shop to Palm Springs, Calif.

Earlier today, workers removed the sign here between Fourth Street and Fifth Street. The shop moved here in 2014 after a previous long tenure at 115 Avenue A next to Ray's.

Based on the 30 comments on yesterday's post, Alphabet's will be missed.

Thanks to Vinny & O for the photo!


Anonymous said...

I was chatting with a woman out in front of the store yesterday who was wishing they could have had a sale to mark the end. But I suspect they were worried about how many people would show up, and with social distancing, it wouldn't have worked. I am sad I don't get to say goodbye to Linda and her wonderful employees, but I wish them all well.

Anonymous said...

Another one bites the dust. Boy. I wonder what the EV will look like six months from now.