‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted on: September 7th, 2018 at 5:01 am by

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016.

This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles “green beauty brands to detoxify your life.”

Before this new commercial construction arrived, an antique shop spent 25 years hawking various oddities and sundries beneath big-top tent. It began as Lot 76 by original owner Rob Fennick in 1986. A tall, bombastic man name Billy Leroy started hanging out there in the mid-nineties, and eventually scored a job as manager in 1998. Four years later, he took over the business, and renamed it Billy’s Antiques & Props. When it closed back in 2012, Leroy stated intention take space for his antiques business in the building. “The late Tony Goldman told me he wanted to do a Billy’s Antiques Cafe,” Leroy had told us several years ago. “I’m ready!” (The Goldman family owns this land, as well as the adjacent Bowery Mural Wall.)

Now it’s for high-end beauty products.

June 2009

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