Slate’s New Expanded Store at 151 Ludlow Nets a (Temporary) Tenant with ‘CHRISHABANA’
Based in a studio at 80 Bowery, CHRISHABANA prides itself on being a “punk rock” fashion. “Since its debut in 2008, the label is known for taking punk and tribal iconography and refining them into luxe, streamlined pieces,” the website boasts.
Building owner Slate Property Group, which acquired the tenement and its immediate neighbor in June 2017 for $15.5 million, spent the last year reconfiguring the entire ground level. Expanding the retail space into the rear yard and adding nearly 2,000 square-feet. At the expense of an art garden curated by artist Adrian Wilson, whose Inutilious Retailer previously held court here.
The front entrance to the tenement was relocated last fall from the middle to the south side with the addition of a new staircase. This repositioning of the ingress led to the more sizable retail space, which some neighbors suspect is one of the largest in the vicinity, and really tailor built for a restaurant or bar.
CHRISHABANA will reportedly occupy the spot for two months. And it probably won’t be the last pop-up here, either.