The ‘Contra’ Guys are Opening a Liquor Store in the old Reed Space on Orchard Street
It sure took long enough, but the former Reed Space, which closed back in in September 2016, is now rented. Look no further than just across Orchard Street.
Indeed, the principals behind Contra and Wildair – Fabian Von Hause and Jeremiah Stone – recently inked a lease at 151 Orchard (aka 156 Allen), and will be opening a new liquor store here. The State Liquor Authority notice of intent is currently taped to the entrance of the establishment. There is a pending application for an off-premise license to run a liquor store (Cubmare LLC). Not much else is known about the endeavor at the moment, though.
Reed Space pulled the plug last fall after spending fifteen years on Orchard Street. A “reset” of sorts had been promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, nothing of note to report on that front.
Below are the details from the SLA application: