Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.
You know it. You live it. We navigate the tumbleweeds of Broadway storefrontage every day. And it is far from just our neck of the woods.
I've written about the blight many times in a blog series called Empty Storefronts and the Changing Streetscape:
Part 1: We Got the Supply. Where's the Demand?
Part 2: In Joon, Our Fall
Part 3: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas: Fare Thee Well My Honey
Part 4: Three Restaurants Go Down in One Month
Part 5: A Glorious UWS 800-Person Wave Turns Back the Tide
Part 6, which I hope to post soon, will feature Jen Rubin's story of her family's store Radio Clinic or RCI.
So who is going to Save Our Stores? Literally, SOS! I mean: who among us is going to the first town hall meeting planned by the new group UWS Save Our Stores?
Their event "Vacant Storefronts and Visions for Neighborhood Revitalization," will be held Thursday, December 5, 6:30-8:30pm, at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. The event is free to the public. Doors open at 6pm, and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
We keep experiencing it. Many keep talking about it. Others keep writing about it. But what are we DOING about it? Surely no one agrees that vast swaths of our avenues should remain void of storefront life? What's the next big idea? Where will it all go from here? What are the forces at play?
There are so many questions.... Perhaps we need to craft the answers all as one.
SOS and See You There! RSVP at UWSSOS.org.