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Joe & the Juice, a coffee and juice bar chain based in Copenhagen, has absorbed the slender niche out of which Skimpy Heaven II used to serve sub sandwiches. With scaffolding to the north, an international chain store to the south, and an army of rental bikes emblazoned with the name of a mega-bank in front, this corner of Columbus Avenue, captures the zeitgeist rather succinctly.
The number, 249, attached to a Ben & Jerry’s, helped me track down the site of the former Skimpy Heaven II. The distinctively elegant windows, with the half-moon pediments on the building to the south, confirmed that I had found the right spot. But when did Skimpy Heaven II close its doors? Did a similar fate meet Skimpy Heaven I, wherever that may have been? And where-oh-where might the owner of Skimpy Heaven be today?