It's been well over three years since Grecian Corner, the diner on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street, closed up shop, and it's sat largely undisturbed since (until recently the menu was even still on display in the front window). Well all that appears to be changing, as a plywood shed has been constructed around the facade, indicating that a major reconstruction is imminent.
A rep from David's Tea, the Montreal-based tea shop, confirmed that an outpost will be opening up in the space. There are currently two David's Tea Shops in the city, one in the Village and another on the Upper East Side (the chain has over 50 Canadian locations, but only three in the US; the other is in San Francisco).
The sleek shops are becoming renowned for the unique varieties of loose-leaf teas for sale, available in tins as well as fresh-brewed. They also sell just about every tea-related accessory imaginable, as well as gift packs and sampler collections.