CW Pencil Enterprise Reopens on Orchard Street this Friday
The so-called “purveyors of superior graphite” are readying their illustrious return to the Lower East Side.
CW Pencil Enterprise just announced that the store will resume retail operations at the new Orchard Street digs this Friday. The change of scenery was owed to interior remodeling at its old Forsyth Street location. Renovations reportedly created a “serious safety issue” with that building this past summer, later revealed to be a mold infestation. Owner Caroline Weaver closed the shop at the end of June and relocated operations to 15 Orchard Street, former home of T-shirt Express (now up the block).
Reopening is planned for this Friday. Its hours are now 11pm -7pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 12pm – 7pm Sundays and Mondays.
CW Pencil Enterprise first opened at 100-102 Forsyth Street two years ago and became a formidable cult hit. However, nearly all the commercial businesses at this address suffered the same fate under the thumb of newcomer landlord Veracity Real Estate, which purchased the double-wide tenement in January 2016.