Bruschetteria Awning Dumped in Vacant Rivington Lot [Updated]

Posted on: February 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

One of the casualties of the January 26 snowstorm was the storefront marquee of two businesses at 92 Rivington StreetBruschetteria and the Tailor Shop.  The substantial weight of the snowpack caused a collapse two days later, and both signs were quickly removed from the property.  Or so we thought.

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In fact, just the opposite.  Take a walk down Rivington by the long-vacant, overgrown lot which was once home to the Roumanian-American Congregation Synagogue.  Behind the graffiti-laden perimeter fence is the disposed Bruschetteria awning.  Outdoor storage for the duration. Plus, the added bonus of some empty DVD cases.  Anyone want a souvenir?

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Meanwhile, the 92 Rivington storefront remains bare-bones and nameless.

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UPDATE: It is temporary storage.  The owner of Bruschetteria just sent us the following communique:

I am currently waiting for the facade of the building to be fixed before I can put our canopy back up.  Unfortunately I cannot fit the canopy through the door so I am temporarily keeping it outside.  It was neatly leaning against the fence, but it must have been blown down by the wind.  Hopefully we should have it back up very soon.

As for the DVDs, your guess is as good as ours, but when I go in there today to lean the canopy back against the fence, I’ll be sure to clean them up!

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