Vintage Store ‘Round Two’ Breaks Ground on Stanton Street

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 am by

There is finally a permanent tenant for the retail space at 113 Stanton Street, a year after longtimer Las Venus was forced from the block. This one is a “secondhand shop” from Los Angeles, by way of Richmond.

Indeed, we’re told that streetwear retailer, Round Two, is opening a Lower East Side outpost. It’s their first major foray into the New York scene. Their last taste of the neighborhood was a pop-up at the likeminded Procell boutique on Delancey Street last year.

Founded by Sean Wotherspoon, Chris Russow, and Luke Fraser, Round Two placates fiends seeking either vintage clothing (e.g. old school Supreme, band shirts) or the rarest of kicks. Customers can buy, sell, or trade their gear. Apparently, the store amassed a local celebrity following in Los Angeles, and could do the same here.

Word first leaked of its arrival this past April, but a precise location was not revealed at the time. The goal had been a summer 2017 opening, which is still possible.

Build-out of the new Round Two location began this week with the removal of entire storefront.

Embattled Mahfar residents upstairs, meanwhile, aren’t thrilled with the way construction is progressing. Namely, the exposed wiring that’s dangling near the steel gates and sidewalk (with rain).

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