fairmount consignment shop

One way to get out of a failing business is to slip out in the middle of the night without telling the landlord.

That is how the tenant who planned to open a bicycle repair shop in the tiny space at 25th and Aspen Sts., across from toddler Lemon Hill in Fairmount, left his two-year lease behind before the shop ever opened, according to Roland Reed, the owner of the property at 2441 Aspen St.

Tiny corner shop

Now, The Fairmount Consignment Shop, a project from former 25-year Rembrandt’s owner Jan Zarkin, who bowed out of Rembrandt’s in 2009, is set to open in early March at that corner retail location.

“We will sell whatever we can get our hands on,” says Zarkin. (Cool. We're looking for a hovercraft, my good merchant.) He added he plans for the shop to be a neighborhood-friendly dog-friendly destination. Patrons will be able to browse computers that offer extended merchandise not available in the store, which is about as big as a master bedroom.