Photos last night by Steven
Updated Jan. 18: It doesn't appear that the market will reopen. See this post.
The landlord has taken legal possession of 165 First Ave. just north of 10th Street — which had been home to Commodities for 30 years.
The gate was down at the health-food market last evening during usual business hours, and a legal notice from the Marshal was affixed to the storefront.
However, recently, there had been rumors that the market would be closing, fueled partly by a retail listing for the space. ("Excellent opportunity for boutique retail in high foot traffic area.")
New owners took over the business in January 2019 and changed the name to Commodities Health Foods from Commodities Natural Market, ending rumors that Commodities 1.0 would close for good.
Michael Hughes opened Commodities here in 1993. Hughes and his wife Audra opened an outpost in Vermont in 2015. Leading up to that Vermont debut, Michael's brother Ed took over the East Village shop.