First comes the closing, then comes the wrecking ball. After the Rizzoli Bookstore shuttered last month, in spite of a last minute push for landmark status, The Real Deal reports that plans have been approved for its entire building to be demolished, along with two adjacent structures.
The buildings are being cleared for what will likely be high-rise condos, which have been springing up (literally) in that neighborhood. If you didn't have a chance to get into the bookstore before it closed, take a photo tour of the gorgeous space.
· New Chapter as Demolition of Rizzoli Bookstore Approved [TRD]
· Tour the Beautiful, Historic Rizzoli Bookstore Before It Moves [Racked NY]
· How to Stay in Business If You're an Independent Bookstore [Racked NY]