Mandate of Heaven Folds After a Year on Essex Street
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Mandate of Heaven is now there. Gone from the neighborhood.
The funky second-floor boutique apparently couldn’t make ends meet at 17 Essex Street and closed for good earlier this month. A leasing poster courtesy of Millennium Realty Group now holds court in the window. It was a short-lived affair in Seward Park, clocking in at just about a year.
Much was made last January about owner Carissa Ackerman moving to the neighborhood. Her store – founded in the Chinatown of 2001 – had pinballed around Brooklyn for nine years before jumping the East River. Mandate of Heaven sought rent refuge in the Lower East Side. Though somewhat ironic that it was the rent which apparently put them out.