Showing posts with label Sustainable NYC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sustainable NYC. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

Top Nails is moving next door on Avenue A

Renovations continue inside the former Sustainable NYC storefront. Several tipsters have told us that Top A Nails will be moving here from their current space next door. The husband-wife owners confirmed the move, likely happening in another month.

Meanwhile, there is a small for lease sign now on the salon's front window here between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street...

Per the listing, the asking rent is $6,800.

Sustainable NYC, the eco-minded general store and café, closed for good last summer after seven years in business.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

[Updated] Former Sustainable NYC space for lease

The for rent sign has arrived at 139 Avenue A, previously home to Sustainable NYC the past seven years between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.

The sign just arrived, and so the listing hasn't made its way to the Douglas Elliman website yet. Updated: The rent is $12k a month.

The eco-minded general store and café closed back at the beginning of August after waning sales and missed rent payments.

And some related reading from the Times in 2007 … when the address was home to Alt Coffee … because someone usually mentions Alt Coffee in relation to this address.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sustainable NYC has closed

As many of you likely noticed, Sustainable NYC has closed on Avenue A near East Ninth Street.

The eco-minded general store and café was closed for several days starting Aug. 1 … a sign pointed to an inventory.

And the store was open for awhile then this past Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday evening, though, workers were clearing out the space. There were some free shelves and tables for the taking.

On Sunday, the thank you note arrived on the door from the founder.

[Photo by Bayou]

We reached out to Valeria Patterson, an employee of the store for seven years who took over ownership in 2013. She said that she had been making monthly payments to the prior owner, but fell behind when business trailed off this year.

"I would love to keep going but we didn't have an agreement with the former owner," she said via email. "I wanted to run the store for many years more."

The store opened in March 2008.

With this closing, there are now four vacant storefronts between 139 Avenue A and 147 Avenue A. (The other storefronts being Cafe Pick Me Up's two spaces and La Lucha.) … not to mention the several small shops on Ninth Street just west of Avenue A that Icon forced out with rent hikes.

Friday, October 31, 2008

From coffee to compost

The former Alt Coffee (later Hopscotch) at 137 Avenue A will be the new home of Sustainable NYC...who's relocating from up the block at 147 Avenue A...Wonder if Sustainable NYC will have the "No OD's Allowed" sign in the bathrooms like Alt Coffee.