There are three things that I especially like about Mamco, the little camera/iPod/etc. shop on Fifth Avenue just south of Ninth Street. One, the giant Pikachu standing guard at the entrance; two, it sits on the same spot as the old railcar-style Fifth Avenue Diner; and three, the name itself almost sounds like some novelty company made up for a cartoon.
Either way, the "For Rent" sign has gone up, and the owner told me that a combination of dwindling sales and high rent will force its closure by the end of February. When I told him I was sad to see it go, he replied simply, "Me too."