Two clothing stores on Columbus Avenue are selling off inventory at a discount as they prepare to close and an old flower store suddenly shut its doors. Check out that and more in our roundup below.
Academy Floral: Academy moved from 107th street to 2628 Broadway (100th street) just a few months ago. But earlier this month, the city marshal slapped a notice on the door giving the landlord legal possession, and a for-rent sign went up. Academy Floral, around since 1910, is no longer accepting orders. Thanks to the many people who sent in tips on this.
Purdy Girl: The clothing store on Columbus between 81st and 82nd street is closing, with plans to reopen at another undisclosed location. They’re also having a sale of up to 80% off. Purdy Girl has another location on Thompson near Bleecker.
Starbucks: The location on 86th and Columbus signed a new 10-year lease. The space had been advertised for $59,250 a month, but it’s not clear how much they eventually signed for.
Sprint: The Radio Shack and the former Payless on 94th and Broadway will be transformed into a Sprint store, a construction worker told Linda Rosenthal.
Essentials: Shelves have been bare at the drugstore on 81st and Broadway for the past couple of weeks, but employees were not clear wioth readers what was happening. A manager told one of our tipsters yesterday that they were refreshing the inventory: “they had actually just gotten $20,000 worth of merchandise in today that they are working on putting out at that exact moment.”
PicNic Market & Cafe: After announcing it would close months ago, the restaurant on Broadway between 101st and 102nd hung on with a month-to-month lease, before finally closing this weekend. Christy Tanner took a shot of the sign below. It was around for more than 10 years.
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