MooShoes Permanently Closes its LA Store Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: May 21st, 2020 at 5:06 am by

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, permanently closed its Los Angeles satellite earlier this month. The retail outpost had been in business on the West Coast since 2014.

Six years later, it’s done in by the novel coronavirus.

The shutter does not affect the Lower East Side original, which has been out of commission due to the mandatory citywide shutdown. Online sales continue and the flagship will return once safe to do so.

“We will be reopening our NYC store as soon as we safely can and, in time, we hope to again have in-store events because, more than anything, we miss the community aspect of our business,” co-owner Erica Kubersky told VegNews.

MooShoes was co-founded in 2001 by Queens natives (and sisters) Erica and Sara Kubersky. Their original location was actually located, somewhat ironically, in a former Gramercy butcher shop. Two years later, the vegan shoe store relocated to 152 Allen Street where it resided for the next four years, before jumping further south in 2007 to its current home at 78 Orchard Street.

An all-vegan grocer adjacent to the shoe store followed in 2017.

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