Physical Graffiti Site to Become Led Zeppelin-Themed Tea Shop
An iconic building in New York Citys East Village, which served as the subject of one of rocks great album covers, is undergoing a facelift. The building at 96 St. Marks Place was made famous in 1975 when designer Peter Corriston and cover artist Mike Doud photographed it (and the neighboring 98 St. Marks Place) for the cover of Led Zeppelins Physical Graffiti album. The building later served as the backdrop of The Rolling Stones Waiting on a Friend video.
Over the years, the building has housed a variety of establishments, most recently a vintage boutique. Now, the shop is being reinvented once again, in full celebration of its Zeppelin connection. The new store, Physical Graffi-tea, will be a tea emporium specializing in loose lea blends and powdered Japanese matcha. The store is scheduled to open in March.
There is no word, at this time, on any specialized custard pies, wanton soup or lemon squeezes. Tea for one, though, seems a likely menu choice.
Edited by ledzepfvr, 07 February 2011 - 11:20 PM.