The Cast Finds a New Home (Next Door) on Orchard Street
The Cast leather store on Orchard Street is moving from back room to front of house, so to speak.
Owner Chuck Guarino ended his run at 72 Orchard over the holiday weekend, and is currently in the process of relocating product to the months-vacant retail space next door. Where Wendy Mink Jewelry previously operated.
This is seemingly a big step for the thirteen-year-old leather brand, which has been pinballing around Orchard Street of late. After getting the boot from number 71 in June 2015 – the result of a rent hike – Guarino took a hiatus before returning a few months later with a piggyback spot at the Great Frog.
Two years on, the time is apparently nigh to venture out solo once again. The retail footprint just paces away is larger than the three previous iterations. We’re told that the store should be open in mid-January.
The Cast was founded in 2004, and first operated at 119 Ludlow Street (currently the Con Artist Collective). The move to a Street-level space – 71 Orchard – happened back in 2010.