Quickie Closure

These are the Most Cursed Commercial Spaces on the Lower East Side [LISTS]

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Some commercial spaces are simply hexed. No way around it, really. One restaurant might open after a year-long build-out and fail less than a year later. It’s a scenario we see play out ad nauseam on the Lower East Side. But who is really to blame? Is the landlord over-charging to the point where business […]

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VapeYa is Smoked Out of Hell Square After 8 Months on Orchard Street

Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:12 am

This latest dispatch should come as no surprise. With vape culture reaching a saturation point, dedicated lounges and stores are popping up everywhere. However, the good times apparently didn’t carry through for the vape shop at 166 Orchard Street – VapeYa. The hangout – complete with bar-like setup – called it quits earlier this week […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Shop ‘Sire Home’ Is Done After 6 Months on Orchard Street

Last modified December 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

​Nascent high-end home furnishing company SIRE Home is now without one. The company ceased to exist on Orchard Street in the beginning of December. Storefront is dark, and the token tombstone signage hangs above the entrance. The showroom last opened last June, with this location chosen “because it is one of the few remaining inherently cool […]

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Eclair Exit: Les Jardins de la Duchesse Fails After 2 Weeks on Orchard Street

Posted January 7, 2015 at 9:32 am

Les Jardins de la Duchesse debuted in early December with much fanfare out of the gate. For just about two weeks, the newcomer attracted plenty of press, and workers spread the word (nay, flavor) with free samples at their doorstep. However, the all-eclair bakery closed almost as quickly as it opened. Without a peep. Two weeks; […]

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Ochado Ramen Joint Shutters After 3 Months on Orchard

Posted September 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

In what could be deemed one of the quickest quickie closures to date, Ochado Ramen is already out to pasture. The noodle joint bowed in early June at 76 Orchard Street, yet hasn’t been open in recent weeks. Gates are perpetually shuttered. There is no outward indication of what happened here. However, all calls placed […]

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Holl New York Shutters After Three Months on Orchard Street

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:10 am

Clocking in at three months, Holl New York definitely ranks as one of the quickest “quickie closures” in recent memory. Gabriel Holl’s trendy menswear shop debuted in mid-September, occupying Dedegumo’s former watch outpost at 188 Orchard Street. Ultimately, Holl didn’t survive the onset of the holiday season. The computer printout in the doorway notes that […]

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Amuse Wine Bar Opening at 121 Ludlow on Friday

Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:00 am

The hex of 121 Ludlow Street is alive and well. Tromba was one of 2013’s first quickie closures, having lasted barely seven months on the block. Amuse Wine Bar swooped in to purchase the assets.

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Taquitoria Opening Soon at Former Forcella Space on Ludlow

Posted July 29, 2013 at 5:33 am

We’ve known for months, but now the news is official. La Montanara by Forcella is gone from 168 Ludlow Street.

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Press Tea Gives Up on 168 Ludlow

Posted February 13, 2013 at 6:19 am

Coffee certainly wasn’t their cup of tea…and neither was 168 Ludlow Street.

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Id America on Orchard Street Calls it Quits

Last modified January 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

Six months later, gadget accessories purveyor Id America is no longer part of the Lower East Side landscape.

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