Though the familiar sign is still in place, this storefront was vacated in 2008, perhaps earlier, when the longtime Lower East Side business moved to Greenwich Village. At least one dining establishment has been proposed for the location; it's likely this was meant as an illustration of congenial things to come, to help smooth the way with the locals. Details still sketchy.
Former home of Economy Foam
173 East Houston St. (Allen-Orchard Sts.), Manhattan