Rag & Bone Closes 2 of its East Houston Stores for Remodeling

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

Several weeks ago, Rag & Bone closed down two of its three contiguous stores near East Houston and Elizabeth Streets. The high-end boutique is not leaving the Lower East Side, though. On the contrary, we’re told that Rag & Bone is instead remodeling the two spaces (formerly Cafe Colonial). The tune-up is in tandem with […]

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‘Golden Bridge Yoga’ will Permanently Shutter Next Month

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:08 am

After a decade in Little Italy, the popular Golden Bridge Yoga studio is closing down at the end of next month. Regulars first alerted us to the closure this week, and the company posted the announcement on its Facebook page. It’s not clear why the establishment is shuttering, yet the last day at 253 Centre […]

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Anna Sheffield Boutique Leaving Orchard Street After 5 Years [Updated]

Last modified March 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

[Updated Below] The Anna Sheffield Jewelry boutique on Orchard Street is moving from the block. Fate of the store is made clear with the token tombstone signage above the entrance, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Update: ownership tells us that they have outgrown the small Orchard Street space and are relocating to a new location soon. […]

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Ma Non Troppo Vacates 101 Stanton Street Shortly After $12.9M Building Sale

Last modified February 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

Looks like Ma Non Troppo was snared in the same trappings as its commercial address-mate, and is now gone from Hell Square. Tombstone leasing signage has been affixed above the entrance to the boutique at 101 Stanton Street since December. You’ll recall that a small consortium of real estate firms – Penn South Capital, Conway […]

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‘Orchard Block’ Co-Working Space Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Bucking the trend, this long-vacant Orchard Street space won’t give way to another gallery. Instead, a new co-working space just dipped a proverbial toe in the waters of the Lower East Side. An incubator called Orchard Block is close to opening on its namesake street. Its arrival on the ground floor of 32 Orchard Street […]

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‘iLoveKickboxing’ Lights up Essex Street Gym

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

G&S Sporting Goods may have rebooted, but its former headquarters is in new hands. Or should we say gloves? Like its predecessor, the newcomer at 43 Essex Street is of the pugilistic persuasion. A gym called iLoveKickboxing. The company, which operates 100 training sites in all 50 states, last fall signed a 15-year lease for […]

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Under New Ownership, G&S Sporting Goods Returns with Online Store

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side four years ago. Its owner, Lenny Zerling, sold the building at 43 Essex Street to notorious landlord Dean Galasso and bid adieu. Fast forward to present. The business is now in the hands of new ownership, which has streamlined the brand for a whole new generation of […]

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The Cast Reopens in a Larger Orchard Street Space Thursday

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:11 am

Signage has been in place for a couple weeks, but now The Cast is ready for a return to Orchard Street. The popular leather shop parted ways with its longtime host – The Great Frog – and will instead set up shop at 72 Orchard Street directly next door. Owner Chuck Guarino took to Instagram […]

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This ‘Sneaky Tavern’ Brings Tasty Kicks to 10Below on Allen Street

Posted January 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

The rocky road requires proper footwear. That seems to be the ethos behind an interesting retail collaboration down at 132 Allen Street. It appears that specialty ice cream shop 10Below needs some help with the rent, so there is now a sneaker operation co-habitating the space. Five shelves of product and a glass case occupy […]

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The Cast Finds a New Home (Next Door) on Orchard Street

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Cast leather store on Orchard Street is moving from back room to front of house, so to speak. Owner Chuck Guarino ended his run at 72 Orchard over the holiday weekend, and is currently in the process of relocating product to the months-vacant retail space next door. Where Wendy Mink Jewelry previously operated. This […]

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