‘The Dressing Room’ Bar and Boutique on Orchard Street Closes Down Tomorrow Night
Two weeks after breaking the news, we can now report that the Dressing Room on Orchard Street won’t survive January. Tomorrow is the final day in business for the ten-year-old bar-boutique.
The first sign of its demise – quite literally – was the advent earlier this month of a leasing banner strung from the fire escape above the store entrance. However, closure wasn’t actually announced until this week with a Facebook post inviting all to a final party on Saturday night.
In the meantime, the boutique section of Orchard Street is having a fire sale on all its product.
The Dressing Room debuted at 75A Orchard Street in 2007 (yep, ten years ago), founded by stylist-owner Nikki Fontanella and Alexandra Adame. Its aim from the get-go was to create a hybrid bar-boutique that would bring a “little history back to the Lower East Side, which was the original garment district of Manhattan.” The Three-pronged venue married cocktails and vintage films with shopping. The first floor is split between fashion bar (sneakers and spirits sold), sidecar local designer boutique, and basement clothing exchange shop.
It’s also worth noting that 75-83 Orchard Street is owned by reviled landlord Samy Mahfar of SMA Equities.