East Village Finest, in the Heart of Hell Square
East Village Finest, albeit in the heart of Hell Square.
Indeed, another area bodega just debuted at the southeast corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. East Village Finest, which is a deli, grocery, and smoke shop rolled into one. Packaged with a misnomer of a name (and spelling errors).
You’ll recall that Yumi Kim formerly occupied 105 Stanton for her eponymous boutique. Here it stayed for a dozen years before the 2020 pandemic spelled demise. It closed in mid-March at the onset of lockdown, and sunk like so many others.