There hasn’t been an anchor tenant at 104 Delancey Street since the Chase Bank closed and consolidated with the branch across the street in 2012. Instead, a steady stream of pop-up players, from Gagosian (2012) and Hanksy (2014) to Spirit Halloween (2015), All Leather, and Chabad LES.
And now back again.
All Leather returned to Delancey Street last month for another seasonal “store closing sale.” Seriously, this place is perennially closing even when it first opens. Its last run in November 2016 went for six months; expect the same this go-round.
From the look of it, too, it doesn’t appear that The New Allen is making a comeback here, despite the spray-painted awning. You’ll recall that landlord Samy Mahfar had “donated” the space to the arts organization over a year ago in a move many called a PR gambit to stem a negative reputation.
Five years and counting, still no permanent takers. Deep pockets likely wanted, and until then, pop-ups.
Days gone by…