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TG170 Officially Closes After Nearly 2 Decades
TG170, the pioneering Lower East Side boutique that first arrived in 1992, recently succumbed to the beast it helped create. Skyrocketing property values and the influx of lux essentially forced out the longtime neighborhood anchor.
First signs of the demise arrived in the fall of 2010, when the threads shop vacated its namesake Ludlow address for the pastures of 77 Ludlow (aka 243 Broome). As neighbors know, this sleepy corridor doesn’t receive much foot traffic (part of the allure), which is why retail turnover is so high. TG170 couldn’t make it work here, either. Last month, owner Terri Gillam announced the end of the run.
This past Sunday was the last day in business as both the window writing and Facebook post attests. Gillam’s future plans in the neighborhood are still an unknown.