Leather Gallery NY Quits Orchard Street After More than a Decade

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 at 5:19 am by
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The last leather vendor on upper Orchard Street is closing its doors. Another victim of endless real estate speculation and resultant construction.

Leather Gallery NY nearly outlasted a decade of decimation on the block, but couldn’t turn the tide of gentrification. Not even a downsized location – admittedly a stopgap measure – could save ’em. Window leafing placed on the front glass announces their fate – “closing this location.” It’s unclear if a new space is in the cards.

This particular vendor has been on upper Orchard Street for more than a decade. Its longtime home had been 194 Orchard, but was forced to down the block after Hesky Haim filed plans in 2013 to redevelop the property. The development there never materialized, though, and he sold out to Ben Shaoul ($8.8 million) for his upper crust wet dream at the corner of East Houston.

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Leather Gallery at 194 Orchard, January 2013

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