Have any tips on where the owners might be or memories related to these shops? Please drop me a line.
In the place of Green & S and Lollipops & Roses, today you will find A.G. Kitchen (est. 2012) and Sido Falafel (est. around 2000). Like so many of the apartment buildings that line Columbus Avenue, the two structures that flank the former Green & S. and Lollipops & Roses were built in the 1920s in a very pared down version of the already pared-down style known as Neo-Greco that dominated New York City's residential architecture from the last quarter of the nineteenth century into the first two decades of the twentieth.
I was about to despair over ever finding this somewhat odd couple, as my preliminary research of the business names had not turned up any possible locations. However, at this point I was already in the habit of walking around the city, looking for one-story buildings situated between two higher ones. That is how I eventually stumbled upon the space one day while I was out walking along Columbus Avenue. Sadly, conversations with the present occupants and neighbors have not turned up any leads on the history of the former greengrocer and floral/candy shop.