Sunday, November 21, 2010

Queen in Bazaar's Brief Return

I always appreciate a good store name, and one of of my all-time favorites on Fifth was the long departed Queen in Bazaar, which sold electronics & other miscellaneous stuff.  Queen in Bazaar.  The combination of fractured English, punchy sales pitch & faint romance was a real pleasure.  A name worth a hundred smirking Eponymys. I don't think about it that often, but when I do I'm immensely cheered.  Last night, walking along the avenue, the name popped into my head, and I was trying to think what block it had been on.  14th?  13th perhaps?  I went by 11th, the Dreamy's Mattress store, & right above the orange awning, surrounded by scaffolding, like some message from the gods, there it was, uncovered.  How strange is that?