This is insult to injury: The space on Columbus long occupied by @SQC now has a big sign announcing what is going in there and in what once was the Silver Palate next door, too. And it’s a Crocs store. A whole huge store selling those hideous shoes. Of course the day after we spotted it, and after my consort wondered how there could be more profit in footwear than food, the papers were full of the news that sales are down, inventories are up and the stock is heading for the toilet. With luck, the stoves are only in storage; maybe they could be back in action soon on a street that could use a few good restaurants far more than an invasion of the Molto clodhoppers.