53 East Houston Street

‘2nd Time Around’ Consignment Shops Out of Business, Chaos Ensues

Posted June 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

2nd Time Around won’t get another. The national consignment chain abruptly shuttered all its stores this week, citing online competition as the main cause. Closer to home, the two-year-old outpost on East Houston Street (at Mott) harbored plenty of drama in the last several days. The store itself has been closed for about a month, […]

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With Civilianaire’s Failure, It’s a ‘2nd Time Around’ for 53 East Houston Street

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

It was barely a comeback at all; a brief rebound, if anything. And now, the two-year-old Civilianaire at 53 East Houston Street is officially dead in the water. For real this time. In its place, something that looks exactly the same – 2nd Time Around. Signage arrived last week, as did a platoon of trendy mannequins. […]

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Civilianaire Fails Out of 53 East Houston After Two Years

Posted March 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

We saw this one coming a mile away. A death watch that came to pass. The year-long 50%-off merchandise sale became a rather sure indication of demise. It was just a matter of when. Well, that day of reckoning arrived yesterday for the Civilianaire boutique on East Houston, where a constant placement of window signage […]

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Loss of East Houston Bodega Prompts Angry Graffiti

Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

55 East Houston is the subject of some angry neighborhood sentiments against the perpetual cycle of upscaling. To put it bluntly, people are friggin’ pissed.

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East Houston Bodega on the Outs; Space for Rent

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The writing is on the proverbial wall. Or shall we say, the vinyl. Friday afternoon, two ladder-bound workers dressed the beige facade of 53 East Houston in a flashy new jumpsuit – a savvy “for rent” advertisement.

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