Cactus Store’s Essex Street Pop-Up Stand Closes Down on Sunday
With autumn in full swing, seasonal shops are transitioning. Down on Essex Street, the Cactus Store is less than a week shy of departing westward.
The Los Angeles-based cactus purveyor is slated to end its pop-up at 5 Essex Street next Sunday (October 29). They apparently received the last shipment of the season before it draws to a close.
In the end, it was seemingly a successful run for the cactus stand. At least enough to keep the door open for a potential return. Indeed, we hear rumblings that the outfit has loose plans for an encore next year. Probably sometime in the spring for an earlier start.
As for the gravel-strewn parcel itself, property owner DLJ Partners is tight-lipped on the future of the vacant lot. Redevelopment can’t be too far off; this latest pop-up endeavor seems like a stunt to get more eyeballs on the property.
The former tenement that stood at 5 Essex Street came down more than seven years ago, a few years before DLJ Partners, which also owns the Jarmulowsky Bank, purchased the property and its neighbor for $3.5 million. The space remained a wasteland until the arrival of the Cactus Store back in June.