Ritz & Pieces
Former New York-based photo retailer Richard Lewin said something far beyond store fronts are being lost as the photo specialty world continues to shrink.
“At this rate consumers will soon have nowhere to go to really learn about the art of photography,” Lewin said. “The photo specialist has always been the one place an amateur shooter could go to chat about how to take great picture and really grow into this hobby. It’s the potential disappearance of that passion that really saddens me. That’s what made this industry tick.”
If the effort to sell the company is not successful, according to the filing, Ritz is seeking permission to liquidate and close by July 24, to avoid paying $3 million in rent going into September.