Back in 2014, you might remember a colorfully emphatic post I scrawled here that detailed how I not at all pleased I was by the impending closing of Shakespeare & Co. at 716 Broadway. Not only was it the closing of a bookstore, but it was the closing of an amazing bookstore. Adding insult to injury, it was replaced by a fucking Foot Locker … like we needed another one of those.
Well, even in these dark, tumultuous times here in 2018, when the insescapable news cycle bleats a tireless, clarion call of gloom and stupefying idiocy, there comes the odd bit of light. It turns our that Shakespeare & Co. is returning to the Village, shortly to occupy the space left behind by the the lackluster supermarket that followed the demise of the entirely superior Jefferson Market. It may have acted as a de facto real estate office, as well, if memory serves.
In any case, it's great news.