The former home of the Mercury Dime, which has been shuttered since Sasha Petraske pulled the plug on the embattled coffee shop last June, has been showing signs of life for the past couple of months. This morning, a worker standing in the storefront’s threshold revealed what’s going to become of it: It’s going to become a barbershop that will also offer massage. “But we may also open a restaurant upstairs,” he added. “Something quaint.” A barbershop slash massage parlor slash restaurant. Repeat that slowly to yourself until your head stops spinning. But then again, it’s more or less worked for Freemans.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 14, 2009