Alexander Olch Closes Orchard Street Boutique Ahead of Move
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Lots happening in Alexander Olch’s corner these days. Not only is the man spearheading the new Metrograph cinema arts house on Ludlow, but he’s also amidst a retail relocation. That’s right, as first reported here in July, the trendy tie purveyor is taking the business down the block to the former Sheng Wang Market at 53 Canal.
Work has been progressing steadily inside 53 Canal for much of the fall season. Then last week, the signage housing was pried from the facade.
Olch closed the two-year-old boutique on Monday to finish readying the new space. A sign on the door indicates it’ll be closed for the next week, or until the new space is ready. This printout is the first public confirmation of the news since word first dropped.
In its place, a veteran of the Essex Market will open a standalone brick-and-mortar. As previously reported, Lovely Day owner Kazusa Jibiki is joining forces with Atsushi Numata of Ni’s Japanese Delicacies for a new Japanese “home cooking” restaurant. They received approval from Community Board 3 for beer-wine privileges this month.