Jimmy Jazz Ditches Delancey for Good

Posted on: July 1st, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Jimmy Jazz packed up its belongings this week, and ditched their short-term digs at 86 Delancey.  Overall, the urban lifestyle company catered to the Lower East Side from 1988 until a few days ago.  Twenty-three years on Delancey. Just like that.  Truly the end of an era, and a signal of how much the area has changed since the late-eighties.

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The landlord of 86 Delancey has pretty much been shopping this retail space since January 2010.  Since then, leasing signs appeared in the windows on two occasions.  Employees last month informed us that the store would only remain if a replacement could not be found.  By that logic, a new occupant is likely on the way.

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Jimmy Jazz is moving away for a simple reason – much of the clientele is no longer in the neighborhood.  So the purported strategy is to focus on Brooklyn and Harlem.  The company reportedly boasts roughly 120 stores on main streets and malls along the East Coast.

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[In 2007; Photo Credit: Phil Hilfiker]

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