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DOH Shutters Tiny Empire Due to Basement Bathroom

Posted November 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

​ The Tiny Empire has been compromised. Less than three months into its run slinging overpriced juice on Lafayette Street, the Department of Health came a-calling and ultimately shuttered the joint. Apparently the visit was much ado over a misunderstanding with the city agency over “zoning,” and not terrible kitchen conditions. Concerned about the PR […]

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Slackerwear Brand ‘OnePiece’ is Opening a Pop-Up on Lafayette Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Tiny Empire has some retail company at 234 Lafayette Street (aka 63 Spring). Even after the trendy juice bar moved to the block in July, the remaining half of the enormous commercial space sat empty. The vacancy was just filled, albeit temporarily. A new pop-up shop is on the way. OnePiece, the Norweigen minimalist apparel […]

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The Puck Building is Basking in its Sidewalk Glow [PHOTOS]

Posted November 4, 2015 at 5:05 am

Just in time for the imminent advent of the holiday season… The block-long Puck Building is alight, basking in the glow of its recently-renovated sidewalk. Those textured glass pucks, dark for eons, are now burning bright. As previously reported, the “distinctive” walkway out front finally received the proper lighting and hookup early last month. Sections […]

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Rent Gouge Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate 3 SoHo Stores on Lafayette Street

Posted October 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Bicycle Habitat completed its SoHo consolidation earlier this month. After thirty-seven years at 242-244 Lafayette Street – the space in which it was founded – the venerable bike business was forced to downsize. The operation is now centralized up the block at 250 Lafayette. 242-244 Lafayette are now vacant, stripped of branding, and awaiting the […]

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Aby Rosen Snags the Historic Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street for $20.75M

Posted October 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Real estate magnate Aby Rosen continues his buying spree downtown, scooping up an historic corner of Noho real estate. Say goodbye to a decades-old symbol of radical activism in the area. Employing the corporate shell of “337 Lafayette LP,” Rosen’s RFR Realty company purchased the Peace Pentagon earlier this month for $20.75 million. The property – owned […]

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Rhone Apparel Opening Pop-Up Shop for its ‘Activewear’ Brand on Lafayette Street

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

With the funky Bess boutique gone from SoHo, a replacement is found. A temporary one, at that. It took seven months, but there is now life anew at 298 Lafayette Street. Window wrapping on premise announces the imminent opening of a new temporary shop from Rhone Apparel. The brand specializes in athletic gear such as […]

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American Apparel’s ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’ Space is up for Grabs

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a rough week for American Apparel. The once-controversial, “Made-in-Downtown LA” clothing company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday morning. This bankruptcy protection deal reached enables American Apparel to both keep manufacturing in Los Angeles and its 130 stateside stores open. Here in the city, however, American Apparel had already given up on its 73rd […]

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‘Bo Ca Phe’ Vietnamese Restaurant Opening Soon at Former Subway Franchise on Lafayette

Posted September 25, 2015 at 5:01 am

For the last year-and-a-half, the south store of 222 Lafayette has remained a dormant mess. It’s devolution into graffiti canvas occurred in the wake of Subway closing its decade-old outpost here. Though, now reborn. Out of the ashes, a new Vietnamese restaurant. It’s called Bo Ca Phe, an establishment specializing in French-infused Vietnamese cuisine. That’s […]

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Skate-Style Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co’ Debuts NYC Flagship on Lafayette Street

Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

Diamond Supply Co. finally installed its flagship locale at 286 Lafayette Street. Certainly took its sweet ass time. The sleek showroom is now open to the public, and stocked with requisite streetwear and skate decks. We first reported on the opening around this time last year, but wasn’t much progress to deal out until activities […]

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Rent Hike Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate its Footprint on Lafayette Street

Posted August 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The consolidation is happening. Bicycle Habitat is in fact downsizing its SoHo footprint, as previously reported. The 27-year-old shop has been on the outs since this past May. We learned at the time that the landlord of its longtime HQ at 242-244 Lafayette Street sought “sky high rents” for these two marquee spaces. While negotiations […]

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