SMC Stone Closing Its 14 Delancey Showroom
Demand for stonework in the neighborhood must not be there, as two-year-old SMC Stone is closing its Lower East Side showroom at 14 Delancey. A tipster sent in word earlier this week, and also noted that the space is already being shopped on the market. Meanwhile, that permanent scaffolding from the in-progress condo next door, which blocked their ornate frontage since inception, probably didn’t help the business cause.
SMC Stone is a Brooklyn-based operation, and opened this room on Delancey in July 2009. From the get-go, what set this storefront apart from its peers was the classic detailed trimming and intricately sculpted ornaments perched along the facade.