About that Comic Book Sale Inside the Lobster Joint this Weekend; New Food Truck Coming Soon

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 at 9:19 am by
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It would be dope if this was permanent, but alas, this is the new Lower East Side and a comic book store won’t do. What you see here was a temporary sale inside the now-former Lobster Joint. The flea market of sorts lasted all weekend, with various issues culled from all decades priced at $1 and less. Owner Tommy Chabrowski apparently is in the comic trading game – a wheeler-dealer. We are told that his parents once owned a dedicated store in Greenpoint several years ago.

You’ll recall that the two-year-old restaurant closed for good about a week ago so that Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul can build his ten-story monument to luxury. Current plans for the replacement tower call for a 120-foot mixed-use building with 94,923 square-feet of residential and a commercial footprint of 13,463 square-feet. There will be 83 units and community facility space for a “physical culture establishment” (i.e. Gym). Retail is part of the equation, as well.

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Meanwhile, its red-on-white awning was modified to carry a “thank you message,” and reminds Lower East Siders that the business is kaput. But it also announces that a new food truck operation is coming soon. Stay tuned…

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