When Lord John's Bootery shut its doors on 3rd Ave. and 29th St., it had been there since 1951, run by one family through three generations. It survived one tense rent renegotiation, nearly closing, in 2008. The owner told AMNY, "Hopefully we’ll be here for another 55 years."
That did not come to pass. The shop made it to 57 years and, in 2010, succumbed. The space has sat empty since--until now.
What Sel Saw, 2010
What has taken its place? We ask this every time an old-school New York business vanishes. There are only a handful of possible options: (1.) An upscale eatery/coffee shop, (2.) An upscale boutique, (3.) A bar you'd never go into, (4.) A bank, (5.) A chain store, (6.) A frozen yogurt shop. That's it. That's all we ever get.
For Lord John? It's a yet another 16 Handles.
photo: anonymous reader
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