14 May 2008

Name That Sign


Here is a picturesque and mysterious storefront in downtown Greenpoint. It's apparently a onetime appetizing store and delicatessen, if we're to believe the signs that bookend the store. And it was once called "Dutch Da...." What? I've stared at the sign for hours and I can't figure out what that second word is. The middle two letters are obscured from sight. Anyone out there know the former name of this place?

7 comments:

J$ said...

looks like it says Dames to me. a brothel perhaps? :)

BaHa said...

Dainties?

J$ said...

on second thought: Dutch Dailies?

neighborhood threat said...

dutch dairy on manhattan ave in greenpoint. used to have great sandwiches. has been empty, what, going on two years now?

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Good guesses, guys. Just I think Neighborhood Threat may have it: Dutch Dairies.

Julie said...

Dutch Dames, it seems to me, too...

MLeaves2 said...

I thought it said "Dames" too, then I realized that the "m" is actually formed by the painted arches that obscure the sign. I assume there were awnings that matched the shape of the arches.