Smith Street's Saga of the Carniceria Sign
Did that sign at Carniceria, the defunct restaurant on Smith Street that sprang up in place of the also defunct Porchetta which took the place of the dead Banania, look familiar to you? Indeed, it should have. A special GL correspondent in Carroll Gardens sent us these photos along with an email entitled "The Rape of Smith Street." Here is what she wrote:
Just a small observation. The nice old Carniceria on Smith Street sells its sign to new owner of the space that once housed Banania. Banania closed to become Porcetta. While Banania was a Smith Street favorite, tasteful inside and out, Porcetta and Carniceria both tanked. I only mention this due to the opportunistic nature of the last owner, buying the 50 year old sign from an original Smith Street business and gluing it to the facade of his new cafe to cash in on what? Ye Old Smith Street? Using the Old to attract the new?...Where is that wonderful old sign??? Don't think it's going back where it came from...To a new restaurant trying to create faux old, perhaps?
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