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Maraya Cigars Now Open at 87 Orchard Street

Posted November 15, 2010 at 6:38 am

Guss’ Pickles is but a faint memory in this next chapter of life at 87 Orchard Street.  Maraya cigar shop, which first announced its presence back in August, retooled the entire storefront and is now open for business.  Goodbye brine, hello tobacco! A couple weeks ago, owners Joy Florentz and Kevin Joyce began selling product […]

The Bowery Cigar

Posted September 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

Because branding products with the Bowery namesake is considered chic these days.  Yessir, everything from boots and pants, to jackets and shirts.  All the cool kids are apparently doing it.  Now the five-year-old Velvet Cigar Lounge at 80 East Seventh Street has a new line of cigars named for our beloved thoroughfare.

Maraya Cigars Selling Guss’ Pickles Signage

Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:31 am

Last week, Joy Florentz of the forthcoming Maraya Cigar shop offered up some juicy news.  Or should we say pickled? In any event, to help fund her independent venture at 87 Orchard Street, Ms. Florentz is looking to sell the trademark Guss’ Pickles signage.

Coming Soon: Maraya Cigar Shop at 87 Orchard

Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:32 am

Those rumors about Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi assuming control of the old Guss’ Pickles HQ can now be put to sleep for the duration.  Six months after the pickle stand decamped for Borough Park as Ess-a-Pickle, a completely different type of business is moving into the small storefront.  A specialty cigar shop called Maraya.

In the Boogie Down, Part II

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Unlike its downtown sibling, Little Italy in the Boogie Down is legit, with the street folk actually speaking in their native tongue. I found myself wandering into the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, and immediately felt at home. It was a bustling scene for a Friday evening, with shoppers quickly moving among the meats and produce. […]