Just a quick one. I was originally going to write a long rumination about this closed shop (until very recently a t-shirt place on the corner of Christopher and Greenwich, just west of Sixth Avenue), but considered that maybe not everyone is as hung up about t-shirts as I am. Yes, they sold pre-faded rock tees, but they had some curious items from time to time. The last shirt I’d picked up there as a gift for someone — a brown t-shirt with the old IRS Records logo.
In any case, after at least a couple of decades of holding on, the shop is evidently now gone for good — along with several other little businesses up and down Greenwich, to say nothing of the Village in general.
It’s becoming a ghost town.
It’s not that the t-shirt shop was necessarily a crucial contributor to the fabric of the community, but I can’t think of another independent shop like it left in the city, and it will doubtlessly be replaced by a chain of some kind.
Give your favorite independent shops your patronage now … while they’re still standing.