closed its doors in late 2014 due to a large rent increase that made it impossible for the business to keep its doors open.
Since then, the storefront has been sitting empty with a 'for rent' sign attached to the gate.
Yesterday morning, a local resident wrote to us to let us know that a crew was currently working on the the space. When he inquired as to what sort of business would be moving in, he was told 'a nail salon."
I checked it out myself yesterday and sure enough, one of the people inside the store confirmed that a 'nail spa' would be occupying the space.
I know, I know...not the kind of news we all wanted. There is such a proliferation of nail salons/spas all around the neighborhood that one really has to wonder how they can ALL be profitable and how they can pay the kind of rents that are forcing other kinds of businesses to close their doors.
How incredibly depressing this is becoming, don't you think?
For those who have lived here for a while, do you remember Cristardi's pizzeria, which operated out of the small retail space behind Clinton Apothecary on President Street? Their brick oven pizza was excellent.