Will They Call It Physical GraffiTea?

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

According to the Local East Village, Physical Graffiti, the clothing boutique housed in the building that graced the Led Zeppelin album cover of the same name, is closing after sixteen years, and, in a reverse of what happened when a drink spot became used clothing store Buffalo Exchange, the managers are turning it into a loose-leaf-tea shop: “People eat and drink anyway even when the economy is bad, and there are a lot of people out there who are looking for good, fresh loose tea.” Will this fill the void Sympathy for the Kettle created when it left the block a couple of years ago?

An Overhaul At An Iconic Address [Local East Village/NYT]