Grom on Bleecker Street has closed after 10 years at that location. There was always a line outside the door. Obviously a big rent hike is the reason. Ruth Messinger ran for Mayor years ago on a platform that included commercial rent control. She was prescient. The short-sightedness of greedy landlords and real estate "developers" will be the complete ruination of New York, which is well under way.Greedy landlords and
Ten years? It feels like only yesterday that I was shaking an imaginary fist at them for the temerity of stepping on Cones' turf, and worried this global chain would skim off enough business to put the neighborhood indie joint under.
Would not have guessed a decade later it'd be Cones still standing.
(I suppose Grom is still standing too, with two other locations in the city and 8,000 or so in Italy)