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


  1. Ulysses, did the other reader have any details as to whether this bank is a non-profit entity or credit union targeting the "unbanked"?

    Either way it sounds like it should be better than a run-of-the mill check cashing place.

    I was hoping for a restaurant, but this beats a liquor store, or an empty former liquor store...

  2. I was hoping for a restaurant, too. We could also use a flower shop/bodega with flowers in this neighborhood, especially after Katrina Parris moved. Hoofing it to Amsterdam or Broadway in the low 100s to pick up a little bouquet of flowers is a bummer!

    In the meantime, I'll take a check retail spot over an empty storefront, too.

  3. Killy,

    You should head over to 120th and Lenox, where Katrina Parris is located now! Still beautiful flowers, and likely MUCH quicker than heading so far west!

  4. Killy, there is also a great flower place on 123rd & FDB.