How to Help Essex Card Shop Rebuild After Devastating Fire on Avenue A

Posted on: January 12th, 2022 at 5:02 am by

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Monday afternoon, a two-alarm fire ripped through 47 Avenue A, destroying the long-running Essex Card Shop.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Saba Aslam, daughter of the shop owner, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild the business.

“Every single corner of this store is burned, damaged, and destroyed,” the appeal proclaims.

Photo: @michalp_

Response to the fundraiser has been swift and successful. As of this morning, more than $45,000 of the $100,000 goal has already been raised.

The stationary store has been in Alphabet City since 2000, originally at 39 Avenue A. As reported by EV Grieve, Essex Card Shop moved to this location in June 2020.

Meanwhile, the retail neighbor, Exit9 gift shop, sustained light damages.

Photo: @michalp_

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