06 May 2010

A Perfect Storefront: Crete Tire Service

Surely, there's no other storefront in the City quite like this corner tire service joint on 31st Street in Astoria. It's quite an old business, I believe, from the looks of the inside. The genius here, of course, is the wild parade of signs and advertisements, in both English and Greek, with a little graffiti tagging and an orange traffic cone thrown in for good measure.


Kurt said...

I like the top photo, like a broke-down NASCAR heap sitting in the front yard.

erin said...

Love the photo. We are doing a show for A&E and shot in front of there and are trying to get the name or phone number of the place. We have it in Greek but are looking for the English spelling.

jordanjohnsonlj said...

Do we know if this store is still in business? I love seeing businesses like this. Personally, I think it is somewhat sad to see how franchises are taking over. Sometimes it feels like cities no longer have any sort of distinctive flavor. For that reason, I hope this place is still in business. http://www.pdrauto.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=20