T-Shirt Express Moves up the Block as 15 Orchard Street Changes Hands
T-Shirt Express, the wholesale apparel shop known for its cheap price points on everything from tees and hoodies to custom designs, is on the move. Purportedly forced out due to real estate speculation. But it’s not going far.
Last week, the store began packing up its longtime headquarters at 15 Orchard Street for greener pastures up the block. Their new base of operations is at 29 Orchard, a much less cluttered and musty look for the company. Shelves are stocked with product, more like a store and less like a warehouse.
Let’s not forget that 15 Orchard hit the market around this time two years ago for $4.5 million. At the time, we remarked how the store probably wouldn’t last through a potential building sale. And that’s reportedly what happened, though there is no public record of any transaction. (Price is probably in the neighborhood of the original ask.) Word on the street is that they had to move.
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