Report: Sheila’s Decorating on Orchard Street is Closing at the End of the Month
Posted on: May 28th, 2014 at 6:02 am by Elie
Last modified on: May 28, 2014 at 9:45 am
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It’s not a great time for the old guard of Orchard Street retailers. Another of the endangered neighborhood longtimers is reportedly calling it quits at the end of this month. In other words, just a couple days.
Sources tell us that, come June, Sheila’s Decorating at 68 Orchard will no longer be in business. We hear that the eponymous business owner is reportedly retiring. Sales just aren’t what they used to be at the 27-year-old store, thanks in large part to big-box interior design options from larger corporate competition like Crate & Barrel.
Time’s caught up.
Word on the street is that the replacement will most probably be a gallery situation. The ground-level footprint of 68 Orchard is rather huge, though, so nightlife could come a-callin’ as well.
Meanwhile, we reached out to Sheila’s for comment but haven’t heard back yet.
Sheila Mark established her brand in 1977, but her first focus was a small wallpaper business. It eventually morphed into the current full-fledged interior design house that provided decorating services for both commercial and residential clients.
End of an era. We’ve been saying that a lot these days…
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