A video store closes, and a bookstore opens.
Some cryptic signage went up last week in the front window of the space last occupied by video store Reel Life South, which closed back in March on Eighth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, and as opposed to a traditional "Nice to Meet You!" note, the owners have decided to introduce themselves via QR code.
I've scanned it so you don't have to, and here's the message that came up:
"Hi there! We're going to be a brand new bookstore, reading club, mini-gallery, and community space opening in October. Our mothership is in Dumbo, and we'll be bringing the best stationery, kids, YA, novelty, cooking, decorating, and style books we have there and more...Maybe some wonderful coffee, hard candy...and other items one might find in a general store (that was also a mini gallery and reading space!)
We can't wait; we hope you are as excited as we are!
Dan & Suzanne
(proud PS 107 parents!)"
They also provide a space to sign up for their mailing list, so if you're interested scan the code below or check out their website. Looks like it will be called Powerhouse on 8th, and it's an offshoot of Powerhouse Books in DUMBO. Sounds intriguing!