Have any tips on where the owner might be or memories related to this shop? Please drop me a line.
Even if half of the block is obscured by an iron web of scaffolding, heavy pedestrian traffic and the sounds of children playing across the street at "Tecumseh Playground" animate the air, making for a cheerful atmosphere. A few newcomers have sprouted up (restaurants like La Vela and White Gold the Butchers) alongside middle-to-late middle-aged residents (Dunhill Cleaners, Bagel Talk, The Cottage). But the veritable grand doyenne of the block, Beacon Paint & Hardware, has been in its current location since 1971.
Pink European Nail Boutique, C.B.K. Cookies, and Roosters Flowers each occupied this spot of Columbus Avenue at some point over the course of the 1990s. The last, Roosters, was succeeded by another flower shop, Posies, which has been there ever since.
A quick Google search yielded a website with information about a wholesale baking company, C.B.K. Cookies, complete with a back story and links to press and an email address. Piece of cake! I'd found my shop and the owner. Only a matter of time, I thought, before we would be in touch and I could inquire about the phase in which she operated out of the space at 366 Amsterdam Avenue. I eagerly began to type up my interview questions. Ah, but no such luck! My email and postal inquiries were met with silence. Hmmmm… what angle might I try next to entice the owner to share her story?