Army & Navy Bags
Posted December 28, 2020 at 5:00 am
Army & Navy Bags, the decades-old surplus store at 177 East Houston still hangs by a thread. Yet, embraced by a loyal customer base, and a community unwilling to let it fail, the business, and owner Henry Yao, soldier on. The New York Times profiled Yao over the weekend, highlighting the origins of the shop […]
Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:03 am
Eleven months ago, the Lower East Side nearly lost one of its treasures. Army & Navy Bags at East Houston almost met its doom last August after the landlord nearly tripled the rent. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed, and the forty-year-old business was able to negotiate a relatively favorable price of “just under double” the previous amount. […]
Last modified August 28, 2013 at 9:33 am
It’s a hidden gem in plain sight, but not for much longer.