‘Ralo’ Heads to Retirement After Brief Stay on Orchard Street

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 at 5:01 am by

Ralo just got here, and already it’s leaving.

The “authentic Tibetan rug” store, which recently celebrated 33 years in business, just vacated 48 Orchard Street. Since springtime, signs and sandwich boards announced their so-called retirement sale. The store eventually closed shop last week, capping under two years on the block for the company.

Ralo had been in New York City for decades. First-generation Tibetan immigrant Tsering Lhungay opened the store back in 1985. At the time, it was considered one of the first Tibetan-owned businesses in the country. He moved Ralo to the 2,000 square-foot Lower East Side location from SoHo in December 2016.

After more than two decades, Ralo is closing its doors. Online sale until Sept 30th. In-person sale Sept 22-24th at 50…

Posted by Ralo on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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