Two Years Later, Rent Hike Refugee ‘Genesis Bridal Shop’ Closes Down
Genesis Bridal Shop, a mom-and-pop shop on the Lower East Side since 1983, closed its most recent headquarters not too long ago. It held down a retail presence at 309 East Houston Street since May 2015 under the updated moniker of Genesis Party Supplies.
As is often the case, though, the move was not hospitable.
Indeed, the shutter comes barely two years after a rent hike forced the longtime business from its home at 97 Clinton Street. Tombstone leasing signage from Samy Mahfar’s REAL New York brokerage now hypes the space for lease.
Meanwhile, its former store at 97 Clinton Street remains vacant, the true definition of warehousing (i.e. greed).