The East Village community continues to pool its resources to help Ray Alvarez, the 76 year old owner of long time neighborhood deli/fry shop Ray's Candy Store, who has been behind on his rent. Every Saturday night, starting tomorrow, volunteers will offer delivery from 7 PM - 5 AM in the area. One explains, "The idea of Ave. A without Ray's was too scary for any of us to sit by and watch it close. Hopefully this project will attract more customers to Ray's, and help pick up the slow winter nights." See the full menu here and order by calling 718-473-9636.
Now for the bad news. Neither More Nor Less reports that Ray has been served a notice by the landlord demanding his February rent and threatening eviction.
· Ray's New Saturday Evening Delivery Starts Tomorrow [EVG]
· Bad News for Ray and Ray's Candy Store [NMNL]