Leather Gallery on Orchard Moving Down the Block
Brown paper was pasted in the windows of 190 Orchard Street almost immediately after MissInna departed the storefront last month. However, the mystery of a replacement tenant was solved earlier this week with the installation of a new, modern-looking awning. Yes, it appears thirty-five-year vet Leather Gallery of New York is relocating its business to this address.
With the longstanding Leather Gallery downsizing its holdings, a gargantuan piece of real estate will soon become available for the taking. Brace for the worst. Indeed, this particular space at 194 Orchard carries a large footprint in a hotel-rich area, so it’s rather unlikely to attract anything but an occupant with deep pockets. And to that end, we’re guessing it’ll be something this stretch of the Lower East Side really doesn’t need right now – nightlife.