Wednesday, June 5, 2013

All Traces Gone

The great Catene deli, just off Brooklyn Boulevard Fourth Avenue, on 9th, closed in late 2011, but the sign stayed up, and one of the owners, Robert Cervasio, had sales of books & furniture outside the place until quite recently.  We chatted from time to time. Today I noticed that the signs have been taken down.

Catene had been run by the Cervasio family since 1965.  Here it is a couple of years back.

and in the 80s, when it was right at the corner of Fourth.

In the first picture above you can see the rental behemoth of 8th street, and in the last a decorative turret no longer present on the corner building.

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