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Pixie Toes Invitations has closed up shop

Maybe that storefront is cursed. Or maybe people don’t go into stores to get invitations made up anymore.

Farewell, Pixie Toes. We hardly knew ye

Whatever the reason, the lights have gone dark at Pixie Toes Invitations at 1810 E Passyunk Ave., which opened only this year.  If you were planning to get your wedding invitations there, don’t fret. Pixie Toe’s lives on online.

The space also been a shoe store, dress shop and lingerie boutique in the last five years or so. Maybe that damn old pharmacy building next door, which has been vacant for at least six years, has dragged down the foot traffic on the block.

From Naked Philly, from January. Meanwhile, it looks the same, but without the wreath.
And notice that Pixie Toes to the left hadn’t even moved in yet

Back when that ridiculous property (see Naked Philly’s rant about it here) still had a realtor, they were asking $3,500 a month for the ground floor space and $1,500 for the upstairs. It was eventually lowered to $2,900 for the first floor. But that apparently wasn’t enough to make up for the weird interior, which comes to an undesirable angle at the back.

Back in reality, it’s still to soon to learn what will eventually come in to 1810, but we have a call in to the building owner and will let you know if we hear anything.

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4 Responses to Pixie Toes Invitations has closed up shop

  1. Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Never mind the weird angle at the back, how about the bunker of a front? It would be a great set-up for defending against approaching zombies, perhaps. For retail, though, windows are a GOOD thing.

  2. Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    That ugly drugstore could be something really awesome. With more windows, it could be a great open workspace.

    As for Pixie Toes, it didn’t seem to fit into the new vibe of the avenue.

  3. Albert Stumm December 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Agreed. All the pharmacy would need to do is use a powerful saw below the windows to cut the holes bigger. That’s what Izumi did and it made a huge difference.

  4. Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    the owner seemed more concerned with smoking on the front steps than helping customers. oh well.

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