Wendy Mink’s Orchard Street Boutique Closed Yesterday After 10 Years
Longtime jewelry boutique Wendy Mink just departed Orchard Street after ten years on the block. And with it, the nascent Project Platform concept.
Its last day at 72 Orchard Street was yesterday.
Mink had just teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin Richman and designer Penelope’s Stories three months ago to create Project Platform NYC. The new company fashioned itself as a “new concept store in Lower East NY viewing the mixed media space as an opportunity to inform and promote new ideas in design, jewelry, fashion and special events to come.”
Now, both are shuffling off the mortal coil, so to speak. A message on their storefront sandwich board announces that the store is moving to cyberspace. Meanwhile, a sign on the door advertises that the space is now for rent. Craiglist also has a listing, pitching the 750 square-foot retail unit for $5,500.
Wendy Mink first moved to Orchard Street (between Broome and Grand) back in October of 2007. She had moved crosstown after spending the previous fifteen years in a small West Village workshop.