A sign in the window of the Roosevelt Island Card n' Gift Shop announces that the store is closing and out of business as of June 30
As previously reported, the Card n' Gift Shop lease had expired and Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related offered the store smaller premises.
Apparently, a deal could not be reached.
UPDATE 4:40 PM - A reader know as Long-time RI Veteran observes:
Thanks once more to RIOC & David Kramer & Related, the heart of the Island's Main Street loses yet another service now -- no newspapers, no greeting cards, school supplies or sundries. I cannot believe that the folks in the original WIRE buildings will now have to go to Gristedes or Duane Reade to buy to get their daily papers.
Will M&D Deli or Wholesome Foods start selling newspapers?
That RIOC & David Kramer could not figure out even a smaller, temporary space in any of the other commercial spaces they cleaned out, and still cannot rent to offer or make a decent deal with our newsstand operators is shameful & embarrassing. Mr. Kramer complains about not being able to rent the empty spaces -- well, what is he & RIOC going to do next?