Alexander Olch

Alexander Olch Reopens His Menswear Boutique in Larger Canal Street Store

Posted November 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

For Alexander Olch, two weeks of marathon renovations ultimately bore fruit. His upgraded boutique location two doors down at 53 Canal Street is ready for the big time. Officially open and stocked with plenty of trendy formal wear, including shirts, ties, bowties, and scarves. The corner space – formerly Wing Shang Market – shed its […]

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Alexander Olch Closes Orchard Street Boutique Ahead of Move

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Lots happening in Alexander Olch’s corner these days. Not only is the man spearheading the new Metrograph cinema arts house on Ludlow, but he’s also amidst a retail relocation. That’s right, as first reported here in July, the trendy tie purveyor is taking the business down the block to the former Sheng Wang Market at […]

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Metrograph Cinema Aims to Open on Ludlow Street in February 2016

Posted October 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater possesses all the proper traits to woo the Lower East Side. Cinema arts, check; bombastic claims of returning the glamor of cinema to New York City, check; bolstering neighborhood creativity, check. Throughout this months-long construction period, it doesn’t seem as though there will be any bureaucratic impediment to opening the 8,853 […]

The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Lovely Day Owner Eyes 14 Orchard Street While Alexander Olch Heads Down the Block

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

One Orchard Street storefront is trading ties for Thai. As predicted, the owner behind the popular Lovely Day is opening an establishment at 14 Orchard Street. We first reported the news two months ago, but received an official confirmation thanks to the standard Community Board 3 neighborhood notice. Such signage is currently taped to the entrance […]

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Metrograph Cinema Opens Next Year on Lower Ludlow Street

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

One month ago, we exclusively broke word that fashion retailer Alexander Olch, known in these parts for selling ties at 14 Orchard Street, is opening an ambitious new movie theater project for the Lower East Side. Metrograph, as it’s called, has been in the works for many months at 7-11 Ludlow Street. The 5,400 square-foot warehouse is […]

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Alexander Olch is Constructing a New Movie Theater for the Arts on Lower Ludlow Street

Last modified July 8, 2015 at 7:38 am

It’s a dead zone of sorts; quite literally. Situated beside a Chinese funeral home, the backside of the vacant Loew’s Canal Street Theatre, scant lighting, and shuttered distributors, Ludlow Street just north of Canal is a relatively quiet nook unto itself. But not for long. In due course, a functioning movie theater will again return […]

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Tie for Thai: Lovely Day Rumored to Open New Spot on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

If Lovely Day gets its way, will it be one? We are hearing some chatter of late that the decade-old Lovely Day cafe on Elizabeth Street has grand plans for the Lower East Side. In particular, sources say that the eclectic, yet popular Thai cafe hopes to open a location at 14 Orchard, currently home to […]

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Alexander Olch Opening Boutique Shop at 14 Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

The Invisible Exports gallery grew out of its space at 14 Orchard Street, and relocated to 89 Eldridge this past summer. Since the low-key move-out, its former HQ has remained shrouded behind a curtain of alphanumeric paper. No outward indication of what might replace the showroom, just curious shadows at all hours and a lack […]

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Grey Lady Reopening its Nor’East Clam Shack at 77 Delancey

Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

The seasonal seafood shack is back after an extended hibernation.

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