White Furniture to Leave 149 Essex

Posted on: July 30th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

Just across the street from M. Katz & Sons (soon to be a Chris Santos eatery), another furniture store seems poised to move away from Essex Street.  The recent advent of a leasing sign in the window of 149 Essex doesn’t bode well for the fate of this White Furniture outpost.

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Safeguard Realty Management is trying to hawk the 1,640 square-foot storefront, located beside Laugh Lounge, for $10,500 per month.  Pretty steep.

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White Furniture specializes in upscale modern pieces that would more likely be found in MOMA than in a shoebox LES apartment.  This particular branch opened on Essex Street about five years ago, and was one of a half-dozen city locations. In due course, though, all prospective customers will need to visit the newish 43 Avenue A store.

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