NEW YORK Radja Nainggolan Jersey , June 27 (Xinhua) -- Lucy Sparrow opened her corner store "8 'Till Late" on June 5 in the Meatpacking District, New York City, but she had to close it 16 days later.
The British artist had to cut short the life of the 1,200-square-foot bodega because of overwhelming demand, not rising rent in the high-end fashion spot.
Over 9 Patrik Schick Jersey ,000 items in Sparrow's store, from snacks and fruit to toilet paper and cigarettes, among others, with price tags up to 77 U.S. dollars, were sold out in a little over two weeks Maxime Gonalons Jersey , to the envy of other corner store owners.
Why did Sparrow's stock go so fast? The secret lies in her commodities themselves, which were all handmade from felt by the 30-year-old artist.
Hailing from Bath, England, Sparrow has set up in London three similar stores known as bodegas in Spanish.
"The inspiration for making a bodega was to recreate a slight of New York life," said Sparrow. "Bodega is such an integral part of New York life to New Yorkers Marco Tumminello Jersey , because (it is) their lifeline and it is where to get all the stuff they need 24 hours a day," she added.
Having existed in New York for more than seven decades, bodegas are shrinking faced with rising rent and competition from big retail chain stores.
Sparrow hopes her undertaking could in part help people remember how bodegas in every corner of the city bring neighborhood