The Limelight Market, located at the corner of 6th Avenue and 20th Street, is a pretty interesting place, but mostly because of the building it occupies. As you can tell from the exterior, this building used to be a church. When you get inside, you’ll see that the chapel has been converted into a series of small stores.
This is a yogurt shop. I didn’t try any, but there was a constant stream of people going to the counter, so it must be pretty good. Around the corner to the right is Jezalin’s, where I got the kopi luwak arabica.
Turn around the other way and you see one of the boutiques. I didn’t pay much attention to what was being sold in the boutiques. It all looked a little too pricey and useless for my taste. Through the door in the back there I think there was a pizza restaurant.
If, from where I was standing in the previous picture, you were to walk forward and go to the left you’d wind up in this area, which looks like it used to be the main sanctuary. You can walk up onto the second level using stairs hidden away on the sides. There were more display cases up there and what looked to be a coffee bar that had shut down. I have a feeling the rent in this place is pretty high, which might be why Jezalin’s was trying to drum up more business by offering the Groupon discount on their kopi luwak.
I couldn’t get a straight on shot of the stained glass window because the area was blocked off by a register and some merchandise. There were smaller stained glass windows in some of the stairwells, but they weren’t completely viewable. The railing they’d built into the original structure to support the second level and the stairs blocked the windows partially.
Like I said, this isn’t the type of place I’d shop at for myself. I’ll probably go back just to look around again, and maybe to get another cup of that coffee. For me, the real fun was waiting outside:
I love when I see these vehicles, because it’s an opportunity to go inside and play with cats!
I wish I could take them all home…
5 thoughts on “The Limelight Market”
Margee: With rainbows?Armand: Well, that gives me a whole new perspective on the place. It would have been interesting to see that first-hand, but I was never much into the whole party scene anyway.
The limelight has a interesting history.Notably the period in the 90's when the converted church was a club known for it's eccentric parties, ecstasy (MDMA)raves, celeb sightings and most of all, 'club kids'. It was eventually shut down from one too many drug busts. It was like a 'burning man' festival in there every party. Have a look: http://youtu.be/tZT2_x0wrIE
hahaha i want them in little baskets and bow ties!
That's true, but I just want to hug them all. Wait, hang on, I'm thinking about cats again.
you cant save em all! one guy told me that. but that catmobile is awesome!