Have any tips on where the owner might be or memories related to this shop? Please drop me a line.
Established in 1979 and closed a few years later, Seashell Boutique did not hold out long enough to enjoy the benefits of the city’s lower crime rate and economic boom of the 1990s. Today the space is home to a tobacco shop, Amazing Store and Smoke Shop, which judging from the number of people I’ve observed moving in and out of its narrow store front, seems to be doing just fine.
The very helpful, New York State, Department of State, Division of Corporations, came through on providing the owner's name and a Madison Avenue address. A letter I sent to him at the listed address went unreturned and unanswered, however. Where might he be today? Still in New York? Or did he, like so many shop owners, move to the farthest reaches of the outer boroughs? Or perhaps to another state?