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Lois Eastlund Boutique on Ludlow is Closing
With the fashion flight continuing to exact a toll on the landscape, Ludlow Street is no place for boutique retail anymore. The next domino to fall in this Hell Square wasteland is Lois Eastlund, which had maintained a solid presence for nearly five years. Her eponymous shop at 153 Ludlow is now up for grabs, with leasing signage having arrived in the windows earlier this week.
Ms. Eastlund tells us the closure is “due to the current retail climate here on Ludlow,” further exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy. Foot traffic worsened after the storm and hasn’t quite recovered. The business will nevertheless continue, mainly through third party pop-up events and her online portal.
Eastlund relayed the following message:
I am thankful for all of the wonderful customers that made my store a success for the past 4 1/2 years! I’ve met a lot of great people, and some customers have turned into friends! I’m also grateful for all of the foreign tourists who shopped here, (and knowing my clothes are being worn all over the world!), and the occasional celebrity who popped in! I’m very sad to close this chapter, but excited to see what’s ahead for me and my business! I will miss the LES very much!
Expect to see another nightlife-driven establishment give it a go at 153 Ludlow. Seriously, what else can survive?