Three Lives & Company in Greenwich Village in New York City, which has been closed since Memorial Day weekend due to structural work being done on its building, has opened a sidewalk shop on the corner of West 10th St. and Waverly Pl., Vanishing New York reported.
Until the building is reopened, Three Lives & Company will be selling a selection of new releases, store bestsellers and staff favorites at the sidewalk shop from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day (noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays). The store is also taking special orders as usual.
According to Vanishing New York, the building work has actually been completed, but Three Lives can't reopen for business until New York City's Department of Buildings gives approval.
A sign on the store's door read, in part: "We are deeply sorry the shop is closed. We understand how frustrating this is to visit Three Lives, whether from down the block or from afar, and find the doors locked, the lights out. And, all the books just out of reach."