Billy’s Antiques is Returning to the Lower East Side for One Day This Weekend

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 at 6:07 am by
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This Saturday (October 25), Billy LeRoy is reviving his antiques business for one day only. He’ll head down to Seward Park to pitch the big-top tent as part of the Hester Street Fair’s “Bedford + Bowery Bazaar,” the last event of the season.

Billy Leroy’s eponymous antiques business on East Houston was a fixture of the Lower East Side for more than two decades. The reaper came in March 2012, marked by a media-friendly funeral procession and a coffin – tent within – lying in state (it’s for sale if you want it). Banksy would revive the reaper a year later.

Meantime, a two-story commercial building is rising on the site as we speak, and will offer 2,928 square-feet of space.

Don’t hold your breath for a return of Billy’s Antiques, though. “[Owner] Tony goldman promised me a spot in his new building,” LeRoy tells us in an email. “[It would be] a Billy’s Cafe type of collaboration, but the heir [Jessica Goldman] has never even reached out to me once. The whole neighborhood blows! Basically Im done with retail.”

Leroy is currently a co-star on the Travel Channel show, Baggage Battles, which just wrapped its fourth season.

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