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“In New York they are always building—new roads, new buildings—and always trying to make everything modern,” complained the man working behind the counter at The Amazing Store & Smoke Shop, Inc., which now fills the tiny space where Columbus Locksmith and Seashell Boutique once stood. The newsstand and tobacco shop opened about eight years ago. “In India,” he pronounced by way of conclusion, “we say, ‘old is gold.’” Then he turned to help a young woman who had wandered in to buy some gum.
A quick search online, using the New York State, Department of State, Division of Corporations, provided the name and even an address for the original owner of Columbus Locksmith. I sent him a letter, introducing myself and the project. No reply. Was the address no longer valid? The owner deceased? Or simply uninterested?