Leather Loss: Bargain Vet ‘Daniel’s Leather’ Relocates on Orchard Street [UPDATED]

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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[Updated Below] A pillar of the struggling leather vendor community on Orchard Street is down for the count.

After nearly twenty years on the block, Daniel’s Leather, which at one point owned additional stores in the immediate area, is now out of business. Reason for the closure is not even worth mentioning; you already know why. The landlord of 130 Orchard reportedly raised the rent $7,000 to $25,000 per month. Apparently the owner decided not to renew, and rather focus energies on other locations throughout the country, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Alaska.

UPDATE: Daniel’s Leather wound up finding a new location across the street at 117 Orchard.

When we stopped by yesterday afternoon, the store was completely gutted. An employee watching through the windows told us that he trucked some twenty thousand leather jackets from the premises in the days leading up to the shutter (seriously).

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With this leather loss, the Orchard Street pedestrian mall will be even less populated than it already is. And there’s little DayLife can do about it.

How much you wanna bet this address will show up on the CB3 agenda for a liquor license? Our guess is by summertime.

What bargain district?

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