Anthom Boutique Takes Over from CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street
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Sixteen months since CULTUREfix called it quits, its former bilevel home finally found a taker. The story line here is bar to boutique.
Chelsea fashion peddler, Anthom, took its fancy shmancy womenswear to 9 Clinton Street last month. The Lower East Side outpost is the second for owner Ashley Turchin.
Anthom is an ecommerce-cum-brick-and-mortar that “caters to thoughtful women who appreciate design, quality, and uniqueness.” The store features local independent designers and obscure international brands
For predecessor CULTUREfix, it had been a four-year journey marked with art openings, music events, and even a standoff with the NYPD. Regarding the latter, the bar successfully fought the 7th Precinct during its nightlife crackdown in the summer of 2011. Cops sent narcs into 9 Clinton Street on three separate occasions. But owner Cole Schaffer wasn’t gonna be pushed around, and quickly counter-punched by lawyering up and meeting the NYPD in court. The city ruled in favor of CULTUREfix (rescinded fines), saying that there was no evidence the bar served drinks to minors other than the auxiliary police.
Now it’s a footnote in the history of 9 Clinton Street.