Monday, June 23, 2014

Alan's Alley

Back in March, I reported that the locally beloved Alan's Alley video store would be leaving Chelsea, its home for over 25 years.

At the time, I talked to Alan, who told me, "We don't have any plans to close. We go with the flow. But the landlord's got plans. He's looking for a new tenant." The store was on a month-to-month at that point, hanging on until a new tenant came along.

Well, some Starbucks or Chipotle or nail salon must have grabbed the space, because the time has come.

Reader Eileen writes in to let us know: "Alan of Alan's Alley just texted me that he has to be out by the 15th and is closing on the 7th." Of July.

Alan has not been able to find a new spot. Time to say your goodbyes to another long-time local.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sick over this.

Anonymous said...

How long will it be before the adult video shops that are in Chelsea get attacked? I bet they are way more popular than alans- who rents movies in 2014? hope they can find another spot somehow-one other question does a Starbucks or chipotle employ.more people than Alan's?

Anonymous said...

The neighborhood is losing a cherished community center. Much more than just a video store, Alan's is our "village square". It's unimaginable to think of anything else in that location.