Two Hell Square Tailors Fold

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 at 6:05 am by
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The war zone of endless construction and proliferating nightlife within Hell Square has taken its toll on two mom-and-pop businesses. Both being tailor shops.

Express Tailor at 143 Orchard Street quietly shuttered within the last couple weeks. The shop was somewhat of a newcomer, having arrived here sometime in 2010. Almost its entire life was spent beneath the scaffolding of the Allen Street Hotel, a lodge which remains caught in a construction quagmire. A reader tells us that they’re now on Clinton Street, but expect this store to remain empty until the hotel opens. Unless the landlord offers some rent incentive to operate in the shadows.

The other casualty is G.T. Tailor Shop at 109 Ludlow Street, which closed back in March. The business had been on the block for over five years.

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Judging by the numerous reviews and complaints online, though, some residents might relish the news.

Let’s just hope that, in the long run, these fresh new storefront vacancies don’t fall into the hands of another bar-owner.

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