Monday, May 23, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

The CVS Procare pharmacy on 2nd Ave, between 8th and 9th, is closing. This was once Estroff Pharmacy and, while it became a CVS, it maintained its small-business personality. Looks like a good spot for another Subway or Starbucks:

The Rapture will be artisanalized: "The hipster prophet...would lead all unto the Ninth Avenue Food Festival, where they were serving artisanal soda and $5 roast pig sandwiches." [NYO]

Enjoy Joe Queenan's anti-cupcake rant--with a little anti-SATC rant thrown in. [WSJ] via Eater

Another Judaica store closes on Essex after 60 years. [TLD]

Christopher Street Dunkin Donuts rampage on video. [RS]

"Several things to note about the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side. Unlike its glamorous uptown peers, the factory-chic Chelsea Market and the glossy food palace that is Eataly, it is more Plain Jane than beauty." [NYT]

The Subway sandwich chain is coming to Avenue B. [EVG]

Rocco's Pasticceria lovers express their hate for the DOH. [FIR]

EV bloggers party with the Chillmaster. [MAD]

The Aztec Theater is hiding in Queens. [SNY]


Marty Wombacher said...

Thanks for the Chill shout out! It was a magical day and night!

Anonymous said...

Estroff vanished and now CVS...they will transfer prescriptions. Ask them for particulars.

Filmatix said...

Poor Rocco's...They really are the best. Some fool probably found mistook a chocolate chip for a cockroach and called the DOH. I don't want to eat or be exposed to filth, but so very few of places the DOH shutters qualify as anywhere near unacceptable. It's mostly an extortion racket, and the A,B,C etc. ratings are the worst that ever happened to independent business in the city.

Anonymous said...

Damn....I always liked that little pharmacy. They carried a great selection of holistic remedies and a helpful staff. Nice, friendly vibe in there. A shame.

Anonymous said...

it's like why would a corp like cvs buy up a family run neighborhood pharmacy then close it down a few years later? what assholes. it's annoying. now i have to use duane reade on 3rd. annoying.