Rent Hike Forces ‘Tani’ Shoe Store from Rivington Street
The shoe no longer fits, it seems.
Turns out those perennial sales at Tani were telegraphed signals of the future. The corner shoe store – which opened at 100 Rivington Street over four years ago – is not long for this world.
Real estate listings for the 500 square-foot space first began appearing back in September. Asking rent was somewhere in the neighborhood of $9,000 per month.
Now, there is evidence of Tani’s fate on the Lower East Side in real life. Scope out the Misrahi Realty leasing banner presently attached to the storefront canopy.
A Boogie informant spoke to a store clerk who confirmed that the store is closing at the end of the month. Purported rent spike is to blame for the closure.
The Upper West Side-based Tani opened at 100 Rivington Street back in March 2014. It filled the shoes (pun intended) of the Steve Madden Warehouse that occupied the store for the previous six years.