Kidz Cut Zone, the children-centric gift shop, clothing store, and barber shop on Sixth Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets, has shuttered. Many thanks to a tipster for sending along the following note:
"This place had a For Rent sign in the window as of this morning. It seems to have been in disarray for quite some time with half-hearted revamps, and a sometimes-open, sometimes-not schedule.
I feel bad for the owner, Gina. She seems to be a lovely person and it is sad to see this place closed--wonder the new Area Kicks and Cuts on 5th Ave dealt the mortal blow."
The shop was unique when it opened several years ago, but since then several other children's boutiques and haircutters have popped up, most notably the Area shops mentioned above. Businesses on Sixth Avenue are also far less visible (and get much less foot traffic) than those on Fifth or Seventh, so that gives them a disadvantage as well.