From Foam to Food

Posted on: October 16th, 2008 at 9:28 am by

Economy Foam & Futons [link] is a city fixture. Founded in 1937, the mom-and-pop bedding shop once occupied 175 E. Houston, at the corner of Allen. That storefront has been vacant for quite some time, with the business currently operating at 56 West 8th Street. Instead, a somber “Space for Lease” poster hangs in the ground level windows. Winick Realty Group [link] is apparently seeking a restaurant as tenant. Any takers?

Also, note the now-vanished store advertisement. These days, that same tenement facade is a perpetual American Apparel billboard.

[Photo: Official Website]

See Also:
A Good Sign: Economy Foam Center [Lost City]

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