like a wolf in sheep's clothing

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

as i mentioned yesterday i have lived in the same apartment and neighborhood for the last three years. i have also parked in the same parking lot for that time as well.

i have a bit of a walk (a little over a block), but i save $50 a month by parking where i do. but that's not the point of this post.

everyday at least twice a day, if not more, i walk passed a place called the griffon gallery.

if one does some simple math, that's minimally
2190 times.

during all of those 2190 times walking passed the store and i have never seen it open. EVER. i have never even seen a person in the gallery let alone a customer with a bag walking out.

now one may think the store is closed but i know it can't be because the window displays are changed regularly - every month or so. and they are actually cool - fun artwork paired with kitschy type goods. if i could actually go in maybe i would buy something.

there are also "hours" listed on the door but they are blatantly false. a month ago i saw a light on in the back of the store and freaked out realizing that i have to get to the bottom of this so called gallery.

i need to know - it's driving me crazy. what's really going on in there? (said exactly like jerry seinfeld in my head)

drugs? money laundering? brothel? illegal alien hideout? FBI undercover operation?

secretly i hope it is something fabulous and that the owners will somehow see this blog, contact me, fill me in on their rouse and make me rich.

or, worst case scenario, they beat me up with a sock full of nickels cause i'm busting their cover.

shit, now i'm nervous - maxie, take good care of my blog when i'm gone.

38 comments:

  1. Don't worry. I'll take care of the plum.

    My bet is that it's a cover for the reality show that you're starring in right now.

    Oops-- was I not supposed to tell you?

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  2. Godspeed Maxie.

    I expect nothing but epicness.

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  3. How do they make money if they're never open?

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  4. so when are you going to try and get in?:)

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  5. It is some sorta crazy Truman Show thing--they are observing you from that building.

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  6. We had a place like that here once, there were illegal machines and a prostitution ring being run out of it. The Feds set up a fake insurance office across the street to catch them. So check out the other side of the street too! And yes, now you MUST get to the bottom of this for us.

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  7. Good call by Mandy. Definitely check out the surrounding area.

    And if it *is* your own reality TV show, at least you're making it (even more) interesting for viewers!

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  8. I like maxie's idea.....Sort of like....the truman show! Only way better cus let's face it, that movie pretty much blew!

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  9. I have an idea. I'll come down there and we'll investigate. this is really bugging me now.

    Lets get fake cop uniforms and bust in.

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  10. Sounds like a case for Charlies Angels!

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  11. I love yours and Maxies gmail statuses.

    the whore island one was so epic!!!!!

    just thought you guys should know that.

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  12. So then GO already! Take an adventure and fill us in on what lies inside the gallery!

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  13. Try walking around back some time...is there a back alley? Do it during the daylight, however. Do they have a phone number on the sign....call them....from a payphone so they can't get your number at home or on the cell.
    Come on, Columbo....get on da case :)

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  14. Alexa, don't you remember our attorney D.S. knows who owns that, at least did at one time because it was for sale. I will call him soon and ask him for an update. But a lot of galleries are by appt.

    xoxo

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  15. you're leaving the plum in maxie's hands?

    that has trouble written ALL OVER IT.

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  16. woohoo, the mom coming through with the info hookup! now we definitely need an update! :-)

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  17. haha this is too funny. and i totally said the "what's really going on in there" exactly like mr seinfeld before i even read that part. haha

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  18. I'm with Maxie. It's most likely The Truman Show, a la Alexa.

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  19. Meth lab.

    It was great knowing ya.

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  20. There was a store like this near my apartment in NY. They sold garden gnomes and fairy statues, but no one was ever inside. I like to think there was some sort of magic taking place there.

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  21. I love stuff like this! I am always so intrigued. Hope you can figure it out without getting beaten up!

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  22. oooh i'm curious now, that's sort of bizarre.

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  23. I hope it's a money laundering place that will give you lots of money to launder. Whatever that means.

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  24. You have such a cute overactive mind. Call them, or call the BBB and ask what's up. I love that you know how many times you've walked by

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  25. There was an art gallery like this over on A in Manhattan. Made me crazy, I just. wanted. to. know!

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  26. just doooooo itttt haha. i mean..
    if you run into all the things you mentioned, 'drugs? money laundering? brothel? illegal alien hideout? FBI undercover operation?,' it only makes it that much more exciting!!

    muahahaha

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  27. They used to advertise with me. Rich husband, who's trophy wife got old and he ditched her for a new model. The gallery was her pet project. I guessed she lost in the divorce, or is too busy spending his money now. PS- The Gambling and prostitution is in the basement.-Trapper

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  28. This blog REALLY made me laugh, Alexa........you are TOO funny!

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  29. Above was Tia Jo, NOT Anonymous....have no idea why I have done that twice!

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  30. Crack den. Total and utter crack den.

    There are sooooo many stores like that on Sunset Blvd. Like someone just puts enough effort into the stuff in the window, and making it look like people are changing things every once in awhile, so some random FBI agent looking for a kitchy lamp will think "aww shucks, they're closed" and not "aww shucks, there are girls being sold here as sex slaves".

    Stay awaaaay from the light. :)

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  31. I've noticed a few places like that in my town. A few restaurants that are supposedly awesome but never open. I don't get it.

    You're still around, though? They didn't catch you for blowing their cover, right?

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  32. lol.

    i always wonder where these types of places actually are.
    theres a grocery store in my neighborhood that is similar. i met a guy who is the manager, and his name is giovanni. he wears thick gold rings on his pinky fingers and a long chain. his hair is actually slicked back, maybe with olive oil. i think its the mob.

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