The Amity Studio, a photography, framing and shoe and watch repair shop, moved out of its longtime home at 377 Grand St. in May. In the months since, the proprietor has occasionally camped out on the sidewalk in front of his old store on Sundays, selling art propped up against his former windows. But recently, work has begun to transform the space into additional room for its neighbor, the Doughnut Plant, which took over the lease and plans to expand into the space next door.
We noticed this week–as did Lo-Down reader Mitch Weinstein, who sent us the photograph above–that Amity’s proprietor has recently reopened at 64 Delancey St., near Allen Street.
Meanwhile, renovations have begun at 377 Grand St. Crews are there this week, demolishing some interior wall partitions and chipping away at the windowsill shelves, perhaps to prepare for installation of the iconic ceramic doughnut-shaped tiles that line the seating areas in the window next door at 379 Grand, where proprietor Mark Israel first opened his doors 11 years ago.