Clinton in Transition: Closures and Relocations

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 at 9:29 am by

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Clinton Street is undergoing certain change, as local flavor (i.e. small business) continues to disappear and/or relocate. Within the last couple months we learned that De-Vino wine shop might be on the ropes, with real estate listings already circulating about the internets. Right around the same time, the salon collective housed at Clinton downsized its operation and moved to 152 Stanton Street; a sign hanging in the windows of the former HQ previously confirmed the news.

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This leaves a chunk of 20 Clinton Street ripe for the picking. The multi-store footprint could likely be converted into another nightlife establishment. After all, this is Clinton Street, the Lower East Side foodie Mecca. Meanwhile, 152 Stanton itself was made available only within the last few weeks, when the old-time flower shop defected for a new location across the street. Hair cutting is already happening inside, despite the tattered awning and leasing sign out front.

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But there’s more Clinton carnage to report. Gone also are the Legacy Garment Care (relocated uptown to 350 3rd Avenue) and Hillary Flowers, both having succumbed to the cutthroat real estate climate. Leasing signs are already in play.

Where does this leave Clinton Street, and into what is it transitioning?

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