The narrative at 162 Delancey Street just shifted from foot to face coverings.
Eleven-year-old sneaker store, Get Set, permanently closed shop earlier this year, leaving a void only now filled. The appearance of a banner straddling the marquee announces the latest business – a brick-and-mortar dispensary dedicated solely to selling Personal Protective Equipment.
Which is an appropriate location. After all, this corner has maintained similar offerings since the outset of the pandemic, when a wall of face mask vending machines appeared.
It turns out, the same company is behind both ventures, RapidMask2Go.
The store opens this week at Delancey Street, and will offer a “wide variety of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer” for purchase.