Monday, January 18, 2010

old P&G


In this new year, a look back at one of 2009's great losses, the classic P&G Cafe on Columbus near 72nd. An aging neon beauty since WW2, P&G couldn't escape rising rents. Someone still has the neon, I know not who....

18 comments:

Birdman said...

Another sad lament... probably turn it into a Walgreens! Yuk!

Lori Skoog said...

I love neon!

Louis la Vache said...

Crimony! In this economy, you'd think the landlords would leave the rents alone! Greed has no limits...

«Louis» is happy to read the neon was saved.

Virginia said...

Another one bites the dust. When will they stop, KM?
V

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the soft purplish glow emanating from the window onto the sidewalk.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, change. Looks like another source of cigars is no more.

Daryl said...

Have you seen what's there now? A yuppified sweet shop

-K- said...

I hope whoever has the sign will take care of it but I wish it had managed to stay wrapped around the building.

Rob said...

A shame they couldn't hang on. I wonder now how long this spot will remain empty.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like change and am thankful it includes politicians.

altadenahiker said...

Who was P and who was G?

Kitty said...

I went there a handful of times when living on the UWS. The neon signage was impossible to ignore. Just awesome.

-K- said...

Now that I look at it again, I really like that little old lady in the foreground.

Crescendo said...

Nice shots !

D said...

oh hello, lovely neon! Glad you're still shining.

littlemarymixup said...

so sad. what fun we had there when i lived and worked in the city. great memories...a landmark, so much more cool than trendy spots.

Melanie said...

Just checking in--hi--

Rob said...

Sorry, I've Tagged you; check my Monday's post. No need to participate.