bluedoor1.jpgWith the shuttering of the Kim’s Video location on Avenue A, apparently there was a bit of a film rental hole in the East Village despite the still brisk business in Two Boots Video further down the avenue. Last week, Gothamist noted a new retail establishment going into the store front on 1st Avenue between 5th and 6th streets, a former lounge/bar and a current favorite homeless resting spot. Our interest was further peaked by the putting up of a large neon “Video” sign above the door -- more Punjabi musicals to come perhaps, to further compliment the predominant cuisine on that block?

bluedoor2.jpgBased on the newly installed dark glass entrance we noticed last night on our way home, plus the installation of the rest of the store’s name, i.e. “Blue Door,” we’re going to hazard another guess at the shop’s stock. This morning we peeked in further through the windows and noticed signage for a leather section. It all seems pretty clear now.

Does 1st Avenue need a porn video shop? Any guesses on how this will change the East Village nightlife? Will you be stopping in?