Last St. Mark's Porn Shop Closes Its Doors

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via EV Grieve
East Village porn fans take note: The last porn shop on St. Mark's, Cherries -- the storefront of which was featured on SNL's intro for a while back in 2010 -- is saying goodbye to its St. Mark's home. The adult film and gift shop located at 18 St. Mark's Place, situated quaintly next to a yogurt emporium, had put up 50 percent off signs recently and closed shortly thereafter.

Adult film connoisseurs will now have to trek to Soho porn shop Babeland to get their fix -- a bit of a stroll from where Cherries was located.

EV Grieve speculates that St. Mark's king Michael "Bao" Huyh owns the lease. Huyh is currently working on a hot and spicy project himself not far from Cherries, at 125 St. Mark's Place, partnering with Playboy bunny Nicole Van Croft to create a burger, fried chicken, and waffles joint, tentatively named "Bao & Bunny."

[atimm@villagevoice.com]

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