Kidz Cut Zone, a kid-centric barber shop/ gift store on Sixth Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets, closed down back in September due to dwindling business and increased competition. Intrestingly enough, it's been replaced by a certain type of business that certainly doesn't lack competition in the neighborhood: a massage parlor.
Like the one that opened last month on Seventh between 16th and Prospect, there's minimal signage and the windows have been completely covered over, apparently to hide whatever's going on inside. Including ones that opened on Seventh and Fifth Avenues last year, that's four new massage parlors to open in the neighborhood in two years.
Many thanks to a tipster for sending the photo along.