VNY"> clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Beloved Jefferson Market Reborn as a Halloween Pop-Up

Image via <a href="http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2012/10/jefferson-market-spooked.html">VNY</a>
Image via VNY

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Gourmet grocery store Jefferson Market was a beloved West Village landmark until 2008, when the owners—a family who'd been running the business for over 40 years—were forced to close for "restructuring." Gristedes made an attempt to re-open the store in 2009, but that failed in 2011, and the space has sat empty ever since, despite occupying a prime Sixth Avenue location just down the block from other New York institutions like Citarella and C.O. Bigelow.

Now, Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that there's finally a tenant—and it's a Halloween pop-up shop. So the neigborhood's lost an independent local grocery, but gained a temporary place to pick up a quick and easy Batman costume. Somehow, that doesn't quite feel like a fair trade.
· All Jefferson Market coverage [Racked NY]
· Jefferson Market Spooked [VNY]
· This Year's Top Costumes: Hunger Games, Gangnam Style [Racked NY]

Jefferson Market

450 Sixth Avenue New York NY 10011