That’s what I’m on as I type this, cold meds after a quick jaunt to Texas.  The eyes of the West Village have once again spoken (our good friend AKP) who reports AUTO is the latest to shutter.

Embedded in their farewell email:

Dear Friends, We are writing to let you know that auto has closed. The cost of doing business in New York and the current economic climate has forced us reluctantly into this decision.

“We are reluctant and saddened to close but we know we must embrace change and what lies ahead. As our former neighbor Florent Morellet said, “New York is the city of changes. People forget this is what they love about it.“ As of now we have no future plans to reopen either the store or the website but we promise to keep you informed of our whereabouts should this change.”

THE MESSAGE HERE; DON’T LEAVE IT UP TO THE FICKLE HIGHLINE CROWD, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS.

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