Thursday, January 28, 2010
☞ SHOP: New Look at 254 West 125th Street
There are a handful of nondescript, single level storefront's on 125th Street that have been abandoned and we noticed some signs of activity recently. Located between FDB/8th Avenue and ACP 7th Avenue, number 254 West 125th Street had been closed for some times and it now seems like some major work has started for the small retail space. In the middle of the a complete gut job, the most interesting thing that was revealed are the original cast iron columns revealed underneath.
Somewhere in the 1980's or 1990's, many of these stores modernized themselves in the stucco or granite tile aesthetics that look terribly outdated these days. Hopefully the new owners will recognize restoring the original detail of the facade will only add more character to the future space. Downtown stores on Broadway and in Soho all have this restored storefront look and 125th Street can have the same appeal if the owners would rip out all that other stuff that was added on recently. We noticed on the DOB website that approximately $30,000 will be invested in the small space to get it up and going. The nearest train to this location is the A,B,C,D on at 125th Street. Photos by Ulysses