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Amarcord Vintage Forced from SoHo After Purported 400% Increase in Rent

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:13 am

How many different ways (or number of times) can this same story be told – building sells, landlord hikes the rents to unaffordable levels, small businesses succumb as a result. We see this progression play out so often it’s scary. Amarcord Vintage is the latest commercial venture to fall victim to the disturbing trend. The sixteen-year-old […]

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Ethik Clothing Co. Reopens Across from Its Old Orchard Street HQ

Posted April 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

Ethik Clothing Co. may have been down, but certainly not out. Three months after closing shop at 160 Orchard Street, the urbanwear boutique just reopened across the street. Almost catty-corner from its former digs. It takes over where trendy French underwear purveyors, Pull-In, previously operated. Aesthetically, the new spot at 147 Orchard seems like a […]

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‘Credo Beauty’ Opening Flagship Cosmetics Store Just off the Bowery

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

San Francisco-based startup, Credo Beauty, is headed to the Bowery. The cosmetics company settled at 9 Prince Street for its maiden New York retail effort. That would explain the activity of late. The vacant store has been papered and primed for a new tenant since last October, when Haute Hippie went out of business. Remodeling […]

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Cohen’s Fashion Optical Targets Warby Parker with Vision Makeover and Orchard Street ‘Concept Store’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:13 am

​For decades, two stalwarts of the optics industry duked it out on a Lower East Side corner. Moscot and Cohen’s Fashion Optical competed for decades, yet the latter never really carried the cool cache of the former, and is barely associated with the neighborhood anymore. With good reason; it’s no longer independent (purchased by Houchens […]

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Rat Castle Retail Goes with Rising States Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Ludlow Street Rat Castle may have filled its residential ranks, but the retail space remains a vacant white box. Likely the all-too-familiar tactic of warehousing for the highest bidder. Steven Sutton, the broker who’s repping the space (Sutton Equity LLC), told us back in August that there was “serious interest” in the commercial condo […]

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Grand Street Pop-Up ‘LES Popped’ Coming to a Close

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:19 am

LES Popped, the Grand Street pop-up shop that showcases local goods and talents from neighborhood creatives is coming to a close … well, for the time being anyway.  The current iteration is wrapping up on April 30. If you’ll recall, this past December brought over sixty neighborhood artists and independent designers, together into one space, in […]

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La Petite Mort is Struggling to Survive on Lower Orchard Street

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

“In many ways we were doing great,” notes Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust), co-owner of La Petite Mort on Orchard Street. “But it was only a matter of time before our financials finally caught up to the fun accolades and then we fell a month behind in rent.”  His boutique of two-and-a-half years is struggling to stay afloat […]

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CopVsDrop has a Consignment Shop Selling $250K of Supreme Gear on Cleveland Place

Posted March 29, 2016 at 5:07 am

After the American-style foodie favorite, The Cleveland, closed in November 2014, the store sat visibly vacant for a just over a year. There were rumors at the time of closure that the property at 25 Cleveland Place would fall to accommodate a new ultra luxury hotel. However, nothing of the sort ever materialized, not even […]

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The Hoodie Shop Falls Victim to Escalating Rents on Upper Orchard Street

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The interior movie marquee just went dark at 181 Orchard Street. The Hoodie Shop just threw in the towel yesterday after four years (to the day) selling its namesake product on the block. Furnishings and apparel are already cleared out, with Misrahi Realty tombstone signage firmly in place. And you already know why; rent escalation is […]

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Lifestyle Gallery and Boutique ‘Lulu Laboratorium’ Joins Prince Street Retail at the Bowery

Posted March 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

The revolving door of tiny boutique fashion brands keeps spinning at 6 Prince Street. For starters, Parisian imprint ELEVENPARIS didn’t make it through the winter, cutting short its tenure here on the Bowery to just over a year. However. As is the case with this particular address, quick turnover begets swift replacement. The next endeavor in […]

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