Monday, January 20, 2014
This morning, while I was waiting for the bus, a van drew up and a couple of guys got out. They started taking down a for lease sign at 433 Fifth (second from the left, above). My bus arrived. By the time I came back this way, the same sign had been put back up, this time at the building next to it, 435. 435 was home to a Cemiteria that seemed about to open late last year, but never quite made it. Farther along, I saw that the awning was down at the Record & Tape Center. Blown down overnight? In early 2011 I heard they'd signed a four year lease, so I think they're good for at least another year, but who knows? Before they signed the lease there was talk of a move to smaller premises at 433. I hope things are OK.
Update: 1/27/14: A week later, the awning is still on the sidewalk in front of a shuttered store. The guys in the corner store didn't have any news about it.