Walking along 38th Street today, I stumbled past the address of Jonathan Embroidery, but...
something felt different.
Three of us, strangers to each other, but district regulars, apparently, all did the same double-take before turning around and doubling back to see what was going on.
Was Jonathan Embroidery gone?
What was once a front crowded window, full of embellished, sparkly things, labels, patches, etc., looked like one large window, with only one entrance to the brightly lit full space, with today's bright sunlight creating a powerful glare. Were they clearing out?
On the sidewalk in front of the door, a small sign with orange lettering and a few small arrows, indicating Jonathan Embroidery is still inside!
Upon entering the space, you will see that the left side of the store is still going strong, with a long line of people with buttonhole and other specialty requests in their usual position. It seemed the merchandise wall was much leaner. I know the front window had been cleared out entirely.
Looks like a renovation, or possibly an expansion(?), but the few staffers on hand were too busy for questions. I breathed a sigh of relief, and moved on...