I walked along Fifth yesterday afternoon, and I noticed something missing. The elegantly derelict Delicatessen sign, above the long-closed store at 19th, is gone. It looks like it's been scraped off - it's a little hard to tell.
Late last year I spoke to a man clearing out the store's interior. He said he was a relative of the owner, and told me of plans to rent the place out. It's good to see a long-empty store coming to life again, but oh, I'll miss that lovely old font, and the glimpses through the shutters of earlier retail days. The shutters are still there, and whatever work is going on is proceeding very slowly, but something is happening. I wonder what's coming next.
Pictures from recent years