158 Orchard Street

Hell Square ‘Hemp Garden’ on the Way

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

It appears the retail vape craze shows little sign of slowing in Hell Square. The latest entrant is the so-called Hemp Garden. Hemp Garden takes over from boutique Yaf Sparkle, which exited 158 Orchard Street back in March to combine efforts down on Broome. This weed-leaning store will sell vape oils, edibles, and Cannabidiol (found […]

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‘Rawsome Treats’ Vegan Dessert Shop Opens on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Sweet-toothed vegans have one more place to sate their appetite on the Lower East Side. Months after news broke of its Orchard Street arrival – teaser signage had been in play since January – Rawsome Treats is now serving. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the […]

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‘Yaf Sparkle’ Closes its Original Orchard Street Store

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yaf Sparkle just vacated its five-year-old store on Orchard Street. This had been the flagship for the jewelry store until last Feburary when it expanded below the Delancey Divide. You’ll recall that Yaf Sparkle opened at 249 Broome Street in what was formerly a Chinese laundromat (Sun Kwong). Retail is now consolidated; this is now […]

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakeshop ‘Rawsome Treats’ on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

With SHUT Skateboards gone more four months, it’s time for the next tenant in line at 158 Orchard Street. Teaser signage now advertises the imminent arrival of a new raw, vegan dessert shop called Rawsome Treats. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the Lower East Side […]

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In Attempted Orchard Street Heist, Arsonist Crook Douses ‘Yaf Sparkle’ Employee in Lighter Fluid

Posted December 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm

An employee of Yaf Sparkle on Orchard Street was reportedly doused in gasoline during a heist at the jewelry store yesterday afternoon. The perp, one Kevin Scurry, entered 158 Orchard Street shortly after 3pm pretending to be a customer. When a female employee showed him some trinkets, he proceeded to drench her in lighter fluid […]

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SHUT Skateboards Closing Orchard Street Flagship Today, will Open New Store Next Spring

Posted September 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The brick-and-mortar headquarters of SHUT Skateboards is discontinued. Today is the last day on Orchard Street for the venerable brand, which closes out a decade on the Lower East Side. The lease was up and SHUT decided to move on. However, the brand will continue to hawk decks and gear online until relocating to a […]

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SHUT Skateboards Shutting Down its Orchard Street HQ

Last modified August 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Looks like SHUT is shutting its flagship skateshop on the Lower East Side. The store has been part of the retail landscape here for about ten years. And as of last week, there is now a Misrahi Realty leasing sign hanging in the front window. It’s indication enough that more turnover is around the corner. […]

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This Lower East Sider Dressed Up as Jimmy Blanco (aka Man in White) for Halloween

Posted November 1, 2013 at 6:06 am

Jimmy Blanco (aka the man in white) was apparently a Halloween costume choice this year. The imitator – William Rohan – was spotted across the neighborhood last night, including a trick-or-treating stint at Shut NYC on Orchard Street. Not sure how we feel about this one. Seems kinda wrong.

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Yaf Sparkle Replacing Salone May at 158 Orchard

Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

158 Orchard Street divorced from its longtime spouse Salone May earlier this spring…coincidentally in May.

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Salone May on Orchard Shutters

Posted May 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

Of the numerous hair salons peppering Hell Square, Salone May seemed fairly successful, offering better bargains than most other chop shops. But it’s tough business on Orchard Street these days between Rivington and Stanton. A dead zone created by hotel saturation and the constant construction (or stalled-out decay) that comes with it. We walked by […]

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