Coming Soon: Grit n Glory at 186 Orchard Street

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 at 6:42 am by

186 Orchard Street is giving up its longstanding tradition of hosting pop-up galleries, boutiques, and sample sales. That’s right, no more one night stands for this promiscuous…store. Instead we can expect coffee and clothes. And rock n roll.

Indeed, the currently-questionable spirit of grit and glory on the Lower East Side are together the inspiration behind a new lifestyle establishment here at 186 Orchard Street. So much so, that the venture is named for it. Behold, newcomer Grit n Glory. The onsite build-out has been ongoing here for the last several weeks, all masked behind sheets of brown paper. But we got the goods.

The concept behind Grit n Glory is that of a casual cafe that doubles as a so-called lifestyle boutique. The goal here is reportedly to peddle light snacks alongside “artisinal” goods, all within an American rock and roll context. Owner Emily Conley tells us:

We are planning to sell housewares, men’s and women’s clothing, body products, and accessories. A little bit of everything! The cafe will have seating but light in terms of snacks; little pastries and old school candies. The cafe is meant to be simple a place with boardgames and books instead of computers and wifi.

Wow, a focus on real books and not wi-fi! Did we read that correctly? Anyway, mark us down for a rousing game of Connect Four. Or Battleship.

Grit n Glory hopes to open in mid-October.

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