Vintage Store ‘Round Two’ Breaks Ground on Stanton Street

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 am by

There is finally a permanent tenant for the retail space at 113 Stanton Street, a year after longtimer Las Venus was forced from the block. This one is a “secondhand shop” from Los Angeles, by way of Richmond.

Indeed, we’re told that streetwear retailer, Round Two, is opening a Lower East Side outpost. It’s their first major foray into the New York scene. Their last taste of the neighborhood was a pop-up at the likeminded Procell boutique on Delancey Street last year.

Founded by Sean Wotherspoon, Chris Russow, and Luke Fraser, Round Two placates fiends seeking either vintage clothing (e.g. old school Supreme, band shirts) or the rarest of kicks. Customers can buy, sell, or trade their gear. Apparently, the store amassed a local celebrity following in Los Angeles, and could do the same here.

Word first leaked of its arrival this past April, but a precise location was not revealed at the time. The goal had been a summer 2017 opening, which is still possible.

Build-out of the new Round Two location began this week with the removal of entire storefront.

Embattled residents upstairs, meanwhile, aren’t thrilled with the way construction is progressing. Namely, the exposed wiring that’s dangling near the steel gates and sidewalk (with rain). This is all par-for-the-course at 113 Stanton Street, one of many sites of tenant harassment by landlord Samy Mahfar. You’ll also recall the 4Heads benefit auction last winter that sound-blasted the entire building.

Recent Stories

Chinatown Art Brigade Protests Racially Insensitive ‘Poverty Porn’ at James Cohan Gallery

A controversial show at the James Cohan Gallery that’s drawn local ire in the Chinatown community was the site of an invasive protest action yesterday. The Chinatown Art Brigade, known for its nighttime projections of “Chinatown is not for sale” onto building facades, organized the rally on Grand Street in response to the racially insensitive […]

City Installs Countdown Clock at Rutgers Street M9 Bus Stop

Hark, weary commuters. There is a new piece of tech hardware at the northwest corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Indeed, the city installed a new countdown clock for the downtown M9 bus stop over the weekend. The bus information is posted on both the sign and available via audio cue. This is seemingly […]

Scenes from Yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

Yesterday afternoon, mere hours after a woman was shot nearby, the Lower East Side Pickle Day took up residence along the northern third of Orchard Street. Attracting throngs of tourists to Hell Square, as is the case each year. Even the Pickle Guys’ Grand Street location was jam-packed throughout the afternoon, handling the party overflow… The […]

‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window. Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village […]

Surveillance Footage Shows Perp Fleeing on Moped After Rivington Street Shooting [VIDEO]

Surveillance video just surfaced of the perp who allegedly shot a 26-year-old woman near the Hotel on Rivington early yesterday morning. The victim reportedly exited a cab shortly after 5am when a bullet grazed her upper left shoulder. According to police, four shots were fired, and as many 9mm casings were recovered. By yesterday afternoon, crime scene tape […]