Saturday, March 19, 2011
Ink & Drink?
So we asked around and found out that the owner wants to take advantage of the getting-tats-with-ten-or-fifteen-of-your-closest-friends trend. What better place to wait and admire your buddy's new body art? He's also hoping to get a permit for a sidewalk cafe.
Seems to us like a win/win for the neighborhood: Another empty Broadway storefront gets filled; a for-profit business starts adding to the tax base; and there are more eyes on the street if the patio permit gets okayed. The fact that a lot of cops hang out at Tattoo Factory doesn't hurt, either.
Sure beats the usual waiting room motif of static-y tvs, turn-of-the-century magazines, and cracked naugahyde couches. In fact, we think all waiting areas should serve booze. Would definitely make waiting for oil changes and dentists a whole lot more appealing.