Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way.

It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the window announces the newcomer in stride. David Owens Vintage – likewise in the neighborhood for more than a decade – is the replacement tenant, and will soon move from its longtime digs at 154 Orchard Street. We hear word that the landlord raised the rent, effectively forcing them out. It’s the same dude (Abraham Noy) who’s embroiled in a lawsuit with Mission Chinese Food guru Danny Bowien.

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Set opening date is September 9. Expect a grand opening party sometime in October.

Meanwhile, we learned last night that a Georgian restaurant is looking to open in both ground level spaces at 154 Orchard. So the vacancy might not last too long here.

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