Friday, July 30, 2010
☞ REVIVE: What's Up with the 2049 FDB Shop?
We noticed another gutting of an old storefront on FDB/8th Avenue and 111th Street a week or so ago and several readers were quick to send in tips last night that some major construction was happening by early evening (the facade was being replaced and interior drywalls were going up). So what's going to take place of the former liquor store corner shop at 2049 FDB? Based on DOB records filed last month, a "check retail" business will be arriving soon. A reader found out, after talking to someone on site, that the bank started out in the Bronx and encourages clients to transition into having a bank account instead of basic weekly check cashing. At least it's not an empty liquor store anymore. Photo by Ulysses