New Chinese Bodega at 249 Broome Street
Between La Barra, Miss Lonelyhearts, Casanis, et al, storefront turnover on Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow has been pretty high of late. The one constant throughout the change, though, was the apparent lack of retail activity at 249 Broome.
In recent years, the property seemed to forsake its history as a local convenience store and instead became somewhat of a mystery space. Roll-down security gates were often hoisted, but only to reveal windows obstructed by decorative boards. Now, after an extended period in hiding, both storefronts at 249 were merged, giving rise to another food service occupant. A Chinese bodega. The modest mid-block grocer carries a small selection of dry goods and beverages.
There is no signage as yet indicating a proper identity.