Jay Kos Opening at 293 Mott Street on Friday

Posted on: June 8th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Not long after the unveiling of its wine-bar annex, Ballato’s at 55 East Houston experienced a change of heart and ditched the room altogether. For the last few months, the space at 293 Mott Street has been shuttered, with the requisite brown paper window treatments in place. Yes, the restaurant downsizing resulted in a new occupant. But now the funky green neons are lit and the collection of dapper storefront mannequins situated, all for the grand opening of Jay Kos on Friday.

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Crain’s reported on the subject back in February, just after the eponymous owner signed a ten-year lease for the 800 square-foot space. Asking monthly rent for the prime property is roughly $200 per square-foot, or about $160,000. This newest retail presence south of Houston represents a neighborhood homecoming of sorts for the trendy boutique purveyor. Jay Kos was once part of the downtown scene with his eponymous venture, but decamped for the posh Park Avenue several years ago.

Last year’s arrival of Rag & Bone two blocks away no doubt paved the way for the return of this latest high-end threads shop.

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