Joe’s Fabrics Sign Deposed Ahead of MOSCOT Move

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 at 11:28 am by

Signs continue to reveal the truth – MOSCOT is moving across Delancey to 108 Orchard Street.

The corner clearance at number 108 continues to intensify. Late last week, the purplish Joe’s Fabrics awning was deposed after more than a decade in service. Its loss from the storefront immediately revealed some painted ghost markings of the previous shop – the discount shoe store Lace Up.

As we first reported last month, the legendary eyewear company is relocating its Lower East Side presence to the old Tenement Museum gift shop. Joe’s Fabric Warehouse, so we’re told, will soon move from the second floor so that MOSCOT can occupy both levels. Meanwhile, a new building development is in the early stages for the soon-to-be former HQ at 118 Orchard.

MOSCOT remains mum on the matter, but several sources hear the same news.

The museum block of Orchard between Delancey and Broome is evermore consolidated…

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