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High-End Home Furnishing Showroom ‘Sire Home’ is Opening at 149 Orchard Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

It’s a real estate trend endemic of New York City these days. Landlords sit on retail vacancies for months, sometimes years, before filling the ranks. Some call it warehousing, and it’s hurting the neighborhood. Just walk down Orchard Street. One of said warehoused stores, a Misrahi-managed property, is now replaced. Any Old Iron fled 149 Orchard […]

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Gogo Gone Speciality Bike Shop Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

For independent bike shops across the city, it’s a cutthroat climate, thanks in large part to the proliferation of Citi Bike. But it’s not stopping upstart companies from entering the market. Like Gogo Gone on the Lower East Side. Gogo Gone opened last week on the second landing of 138 Eldridge Street. You wouldn’t know […]

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Canadian Apparel Company ‘Roots’ is Opening a Store on Elizabeth Street

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:13 am

The northern end of Elizabeth Street is quickly becoming a destination for boutique-sized outposts of mid-level corporate brands. Seriously. In the last couple years, we’ve seen the arrival of Wolverine Company Store, Schott, L’Agent (sub-label of Agent Provocateur), and TOMS Shoes. This quick succession of consumerism ultimately comes at the expense of high rents and […]

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Maraya Cigars Closes Its Orchard Street Store (Formerly Guss’ Pickles)

Posted April 7, 2015 at 5:15 am

In what seems like eons, it was already five years ago that Guss’ Pickles departed the Lower East Side for Borough Park. (Alas, the pickle purveyors didn’t last long in the new environment) Its old digs at 87 Orchard Street quickly fell into the hands of a specialty cigar shop called Maraya, whose own tenure […]

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Adel Atelier Hair Salon Vacates 96 Orchard Street for Midtown

Last modified March 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Adel Atelier is moving away from Orchard Street after a successful three-year tenancy. We are told that the salon, which collected various accolades and press mentions, will saddle up at the end of the month. Meaning, later today. Reason given for the departure is the need for more space. As such, Adel is relocating to […]

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Specialty Pencil Store ‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Debuts on Forsyth Street

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

Your standard-issue #2 pencil ain’t gonna cut it anymore. Not with a trendy pencil purveyor now slinging graphite on the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise – a small business founded by one Caroline Weaver in November 2014 – debuted earlier this month at 100a Forsyth Street. The CW brick-and-mortar boutique store is stocked with […]

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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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MadeWorn Opening Outpost in the Hidden Clinton Star Theatre Space this Summer

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Los Angeles-based fashion label MadeWorn is opening a chic Lower East Side outpost. Founder Blaine Halvorson ultimately chose the hidden Clinton Star Theatre for their flagship East Coast presence. The brand will apparently share real estate with the longtime super-exclusive recording studio manned by composer J. Ralph. It’s a collaboration, in fact, with Mr. Ralph assembling custom […]

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Seven-Year-Old Ludlow Blunt Salon Closes, Stripped Bare

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:17 am

Despite a re-branding last summer, one upscale salon on Ludlow Street just called it quits. Intel came our way earlier this month that the seven-year-old Ludlow Blunt was on its way out. Apparently the hairdressers had been telling their clients that the location is closing in approximately three weeks, and that employees will be consolidated at the Williamsburg outpost. Well, […]

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Mastihashop Calls it Quits After 7 Years on Orchard Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

Those in the old class of boutiques on Orchard Street that managed to make it this far continue to shutter. The latest victim in this trend is Mastihashop at 145 Orchard Street, which just celebrated seven years on the block. Now, like its retail address-mate, the store is yet another vacancy on an embattled stretch of Lower East […]

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