Modified Vestibule Arrives at Corner Grocers on Orchard

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 at 10:23 am by

Looks like we spoke a tad too soon with regard to the Corner Grocers vestibule. A short time after our last story ran, the sidewalk-hogging enclosure appeared outside 140 Orchard Street, albeit with some slight modifications.

Indeed, the new and improved structure is indented a couple feet near the Orchard Street choke point by the payphone. The shrinkage makies it easier to walk two abreast through the narrows, but remains relatively crowded. Oh, and Corner Grocers is now selling Christmas Trees in its “front yard.”

[February 2012]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tsganga Tom Sganga

    Looks the same to me. I hope CB3 does something about it (again). Since we’re on the topic of neighborhood annoyances, a few days ago I noticed a big, pink Chinese bus picking up passengers right outside Seward Park where the ‘GO!’ bus stop was proposed. What’s up with that?

    • http://www.boweryboogie.com Elie

      Did you get a picture of the bus pickup?

      • http://www.facebook.com/tsganga Tom Sganga

        Unfortunately no as I was in a hurry, but I’ll take a pic if I see it happening again.