David Owens Vintage Relocates to Rivington Street Thanks to Rent Hike
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It was a rent hike that forced a long-running boutique from Orchard Street, in turn paving the way for a new restaurant.
Thanks to landlord Abraham Noy (who’s amidst a lawsuit with Danny Bowien) and the eventual arrival of Georgian-style eatery, Compass Restaurant and Bar, David Owen’s Vintage Clothing store relocated to 161 Rivington Street. The shop reopened late last week after more than a decade in business at 154 Orchard.
“The neighborhood is grittier, more local inhabitant traffic, and more potential customers,” co-owner Linda Lavalle tells us. “It’s a livelier if less attractive location. Typical Lower East Side quirkiness and humble neighborhood under the ravages of developers and kooky small businesses. We are not looking forward to the impending re-development of the Streit’s building.” Yup, you know that’s coming…
David Owen’s Vintage replaces another fashion longtimer at this address – Narnia Vintage, which spent thirteen years here.