Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh, the Humanity!

Gosh, who could have guessed that a place that painted your portrait on a piece of wood for $20 wouldn't last? Honestly, it was a nice idea, but there must have been few takers. So 2nd & Stewart has lost yet another business and the Josephiniun has lost a tenant. Observe:

They haven't emptied out their window yet, but that will happen in due time. The shop, however, has been totally cleaned out. I blame the lack of reputable foot traffic and our nation's general lack of enthusiasm for portraiture for the shop's demise. It may have worked out a lot better if they had been in the Pike Place Market. I mean, there's a guy who's been doing pencil portraits outside of Golden Age Collectibles for years. If they opened a shop in some high-density area, they'd probably do mad business. But hey, it's all over now, so the point is moot.

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