Amidst the many store closings on Smith Street, there occasionally is a business opening.
A little more than a week ago, a reader pointed out a new back rub and reflexology place at 219 Smith Street in Boerum Hill called "Cay Spa." A sign outside advertises an offer of 60 minutes massage for $45.
One hopes that this is one of the legal back rub places as opposed to Tao, Inc, the very sketchy one just a few blocks away at 257 Smith Street, which offered additional services that were very questionable. It closed overnight after questions about the place arose.
In any case, one has to wonder how a back rub place expects to make it on a commercial stretch that has seen so many businesses fail in the past two years and where rents are still relatively high.
Have you gotten a massage here yet?