Another Leather Vendor to Shutter on Orchard Street
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It’s an ongoing bloodbath in this former bargain district…
The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo on Orchard Street is concluding. Curtains for the leather vendor that’s been operating here for the last four years. Handwritten signs at the entrance inform patrons that the store is closing.
The original Giuseppe Uomo shop at 130 Orchard vacated the block back in 2009 and had remained a dormancy for two consecutive years. All Leather from across the street eventually moved its inventory to the space in 2011. Now it, too, has met the same fate.
130 Orchard is in the iconic Beckenstein’s building and will surely attract more liquor to the block in the aftermath.
By our latest count, there are less than ten such vendors (and their respective “callers”) left on Orchard Street. The tradition is dead, along with the Sunday pedestrian mall.