When the awning for The Check Cashing Place (713 Church Avenue between E 7th and E 8th Streets) came down after the business closed, an old sign for the previous business at that location was revealed.
We spoke briefly to Carmine Pucci, owner of the building, who told us that his butcher shop closed about 20 years ago.
“I used to sling a 140-pound slab of beef over my shoulder, now I have trouble lifting a pack of sausages,” he joked.
He was amused by our, and other neighbors’, interest in the old sign, though when you look at the awning of the adjacent, also recently closed business, can you really make a comparison? Much like Carmine himself, they don’t make ’em like they used to.
They’ve had some interest in the space already, but if you’re looking for a 2,600-square-foot spot that’s convenient to a few subway and bus lines and is along a stretch of Church Avenue that’s only growing, give them a call at 646-302-5993.