Longtime Essex Street Business, M Schames & Son, is Relocating
A short time ago, we received a tip from a Lo-Down reader that M Schames & Son, a fixture on Essex Street for four generations is moving. We confirmed with the Schames family that they are, in fact, relocating the paint store to 90 Delancey Street. The recent demolition of 5 Essex (next door) apparently destabilized at least one of their walls. We’re going to call back for more information in a few minutes. The owners are in the process right now of dealing with the Department of Buildings and their attorneys.
A check of the DOB’s web site shows a “full vacate order” has been issued for the building, 3 Essex. According to our tipster, there are large blocks of wood inside the store, stabilizing the north wall. The Schames family owns the building. The photo above was taken recently for our series “On Essex.”
More to come…