The Cabinet Shop on 7th Avenue in Park Slope has closed.
People stop by the window to look in at the empty store and exclaim, "Oh! I was just about to buy new cabinets!"
They take a few moments to read what might be the bitterest farewell note ever posted by a shuttered mom-and-pop. And that's a compliment. They excelled at bitter signage--like the "No Cell Phones" sign that I loved (not everyone loved it--see this rant/parody from FIPS).
Here, they stick it to all the window pickers who never bought, and to Ikea--without naming names--we know who they mean when they say "inferior quality, cookie cutter mold made objects" that waste money and crowd landfills.
It's a must-read--click to enlarge:
Now, if you're shamed and still looking for durable, handcrafted items, their workshop at 712 5th Ave, between 22nd and 23rd, is still in operation.