Showing posts with label E Smoke Shop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E Smoke Shop. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ghost signage plywood on 7th Street

A recent item to note. EVG reader Paul Gale spotted this on the Seventh Street side of 113 First Ave., where workers are apparently ripping out the wall for more windows at the E Smoke & Convenience shop.

Next to the MCA mural (which we hear is staying put) are pieces of an old wooden sign...

As Paul points out, it's upside down, but it reads:

Surgeon Dentist

This was, of course, from the era in which "surgeons" pedaling jacket crowns were as prevalent as today's bubble-tea shops. As I reported at the time, these crowns were effective, but didn’t last long because of microcracking that occurred during the cooling phase of fabrication and caused issues to the crown and underlying tooth or gum. The later introduction of dicor crowns, which were cemented with zinc phosphate, were more effective.

Anyway, another reader suggested that this plywood may be remnants of some period piece that filmed in the neighborhood. ("Mrs Maisel"?)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

E Smoke Shop will remain on St. Mark's Place

The E Smoke Shop will continue keeping you in lottery tickets, cheap cigars and water pipes on St. Mark's Place... signage is up on the shop on Third Avenue at St. Mark's Place announcing their upcoming move down the block toward Second Avenue ...

E Smoke Shop is vacating ahead of the demolition of this corner. As previously reported, a seven-story, 66,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail is slated for this property. Permits were filed on March 15 to remove the low-rise buildings at 3 St. Mark’s Place, 23 and 25-27 Third Avenue.

The E Smokers arrived in early 2014, taking over New Corner Magazine (or King's Magazine).

And a quick flashback (to before 2009) for a look at DJ Lenny M's Music World, the mix-tape emporium that had a kiosk on the Third Avenue side...

You can find DJ Lenny M on Facebook these days.

Previously on EV Grieve:
What happened to DJ Lenny M?

Report: Northeast corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Ave. fetching $50 million for development site

Report: NE corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Avenue will yield to a 7-story office building

Demolition permits filed for northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place

End is nearing for the businesses on the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place

Monday, December 15, 2014

2 things to note about this block of First Avenue

On the west side of First Avenue between East 13th Street and East 14th Street:

1) The Checkers sign has arrived!

2) The E Smoke Shop is now open with welcoming festive balloonage.

Thanks to an EVG reader for this photo today...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The E Smoke Shop is cooking now!

[Feb. 15]

The rest of the signage for the all-new E Smoke Shop on the corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place went up yesterday… The transformation of the former New Corner Magazine (or King's Magazine) is, apparently, complete…

Wait till you see it at night!

Previously on EV Grieve:
New Corner Magazine closed for renovations; new operator to take over

What happened to DJ Lenny M?

[Updated] A new look for the magazine shop on Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place

E Smoke Shop now anchoring St. Mark's Place and 3rd Avenue