Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Sugar & Plumm

Straight from Paramus, Sugar and Plumm Purveyors of Yumm [sic], the candy and sweets store that mad-as-hell Upper West Siders went after with pitchforks and torches, is opening a second Manhattan location. According to Chain Store Age (yes, that exists), the shop is coming to the Village--to the corner of Bleecker and Cornelia. (A third location is headed for beleaguered Downtown Brooklyn.)


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The blogger at Stop Sugar and Plumm told DNA that the Upper West Side shop "'swept away...businesses run by average people to replace them with a chain owned by a member of the 1 percent club,' ...referring to Sugar & Plumm's CEO Lamia Jacobs, reportedly a former oil trader who grew up in Paris and now lives in Greenwich, Conn."

The Landmarks Commission, when reviewing Sugar & Plumm's architectural proposal, called the design “cutesy,” and “disheartening,” and said the plan "tarts up" the building, reported Stop Sugar & Plumm. The candy store people were told to "tone down" the "garish" facade.


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The empty spot for rent at Cornelia and Bleecker, where I'm assuming the Purveyors of "Yumm" are headed, is directly across from the venerable Murray's Cheese Shop and Faicco's Italian deli, a few doors down from the BookBook bookstore and the Cornelia Street Cafe.

Villagers, where are your pitchforks?

15 comments:

EV Grieve said...

Oh my. Plumm Yummers!

Well, it's better than a ... well, no.

Curious how the potential new neighbors will react to this news.

Ms. said...

Sure--sweeten up the sour times for the 99% who won't have the gelt for the glitz in any case--another cosmetic surgery (or us that sugery)--my addiction is throbbing!

randall said...

What a Willy Wonka rip-off.

Why do people fall for this shit?

randall said...

I thought about it some more. I guess one should never underestimate the power of escapism.

abrod said...

The West Village, and increasingly much of Greenwich Village, is basically Paramus East anyway.

glamma said...

OOOF, WHO is the landlord here???
they are quite literally destroying the village....
which one of these things is NOT like the others????

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. Why the grouchiness?

Marty Wombacher said...

It sounds like it belongs in a mall in the midwest, a place I moved here to escape. Aaahhhh!

Little Earthquake said...

"Schatsky told DNAinfo he thought the Occupy Wall Street-style jab was fitting because, to him, the arrival of Sugar & Plumm was another nail in the coffin for the Upper West Side's shabbier past."

Yeah, that really killed the image I still have of the UWS shanties that dotted the landscape in the 1880s. So you say the monied elite are moving in? I hear old lady Ono is being priced out!

Uncle Waltie said...

Apropos chain stores:
Walked by 7-11 on Saint Marks around 8:30 - 9PM and looked inside (from the outside)The score:
Employees 3 - Customers 0

esquared said...

Is that Lady Gaga? Oh, wait...wrong blog...

Ed said...

Alot of what this blog is chronicling is the cultural annexation of New York by the rest of the United States (or worse, the most f------ up parts of the US).

So we shouldn't be surprised that the worst of it starts near the Hudson, in Times Square and the Meatpacking district among other places, and moves east. As long as this stuff keeps up, the West Village is pretty much doomed.

Pat said...

The people who are gentrifying the Upper West Side and the West Village will not take their children to Sugar and Plumm on a regular basis. Children of affluent families are typically fit and lean in this city. Park Slope mothers are trying to get rid of ice cream vendors in their playgrounds. The customers will be tourists and families who come from less affluent areas of the city where childhood diabetes is endemic. Bleecker & Cornelia is spitting distance from Bleecker & 6th Avenue which is loaded with free range teenagers who don't live there, and closeby to shopping on 8th Street east of 6th Avenue that caters to them.

mch said...

Can't help but think of cities like Venice and Florence, in which few Venetians and Florentines can any longer afford to live, and where there are more tourists and foreign students on the streets than "natives," residents, going about their lives. The problem isn't that cities change -- or course they do, that's their life blood -- but that spectatorship has replaced living (or some such explanation). Talk about alienation.

The Big Refire said...

RIPPING OFF ALICE"S TEA CUP!!! Am I the only one who sees his?! The entire business model is a rip off of a locally owned and loved establishment. Awful and shameful.