NO COUNTRY FOR OLD THINGS: ANOTHER UPPER WEST SIDE ANTIQUES SHOP SHUTTERS

Estelle’s Antiques, a shop on Broadway between 93rd and 94th Streets that had operated for nearly 20 years, has closed its doors, the latest antiques store casualty in the neighborhood. Estelle’s sold crystal glasses and other bric-a-brac, as well as some very unique pieces like suspended airplane lights.

“We will miss all of you and this wonderful neighborhood” says a sign on the door (see below for full sign).

Estelle’s was apparently owned by the same people who owned Gallery II, a jewelry store on Broadway between 80th and 81st Streets that also closed recently.

Another well-loved Upper West Side antiques shop, Maya Schaper’s Cheese and Antiques, closed quietly about a year ago to make way for a cell phone shop. That was the second time Maya had had to close shop in the last few years. Her first store, on 69th Street off of Columbus, was the setting for the doomed Shop Around the Corner in the movie You’ve Got Mail, but it just wasn’t making enough money.

All is not lost for local antiques dealers. though. Another store that opened last year, Olde Good Things at 450 Columbus Avenue (81st Street), tells me business has been brisk.

For other recent openings and closings, click here.

Thanks to the sharp-eyed Daren for the photos. If you see any local openings or closing please email info at westsiderag dot com.