Save Khaki United Shutters 254 Broome Store

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 at 6:42 am by

Storefront turnover in the last year has been pretty crazy on Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow. Plenty of comings and goings. In the interim, we’ve seen the disappearance of Miss Lonelyhearts and the entrance of its likeminded retail replacement Old Hollywood; La Barra shuttered in January 2011 and will eventually welcome a new coffee shop called Home Cafe; and a long-vacant 249 Broome, which was briefly a Chinese grocer, will soon become a Japanese/Thai fusion joint. Today we report that trendy menswear boutique Save Khaki just ditched the block.

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Back in September, Save Khaki United, which comprised one of three downtown locations and offered domestically-manufactured gear, revealed that the lease would not be renewed at 254 Broome Street. Since that announcement, the threads shop was unofficially renamed Save Khaki Surplus, and became an outlet of sorts for deeply-discounted goods. However, Monday was the last day of operations on the Lower East Side. Now the store sits idle and empty, just another un-rented shell of a space. For now. Meanwhile, the West Village and NoHo outposts remain open, business as usual.

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Save Khaki United was the second arrow in the quiver, so to speak, having opened at 254 Broome Street over three years ago.

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