Goodbye Guinness: Antique Store Opening at 169 Chrystie Garage

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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Goodbye Guinness.

One longtime Lower East Side treasure (and Boogie favorite) just downsized its neighborhood footprint. New Beer Distributors at 167 Chrystie Street, always a reliable source for hard-to-find suds, recently ditched one-half of the double-door garage adjacent. Workers onsite confirm that an as-yet-unnamed antique store will soon open here. As a result, the longstanding Guinness logo baked into the masonry is now partially erased.

A leasing sign briefly held court at the two-story 169 Chrystie earlier this year, but quickly disappeared. The new ephemera-peddling occupant has been quietly building out the interior during this interim period. Yesterday, we gained a sneak peek of progress thanks to the half-open door. The space, which is to become an “antique store,” now boasts a mezzanine and is drowned in light.

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No exact date was relayed, but launch was hinted as sometime in the next few weeks. So, three months…

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