5:51 PM: Took the subway down to Lunetta; arrived around 4:30. Asked the cordial manager if my gloves were still there. He opened a small drawer (note: drawer located approximately 6 inches away from the phone, which apparently was too much for "Elise" to navigate earlier), extracted my gloves, and handed them to me.
Upshot: One pair of gloves reclaimed and a lot of time wasted. Lunetta, you really failed at this one. I'm demoting you to one Offset Spatula and a firm "don't go there" status. Dear readers, if you can at all help it, just don't go there.