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Rapha Cycle Shop to Close Next Week

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

For over two months, the Rapha Cycle Club pop-up at 352 Bowery has entertained the two-wheeled masses with bike-related exhibits and entertainment (Tour de France, film screenings), as well as limited retail offerings.  The cafe portion of the setup was fueled by Third Rail Coffee and Stumptown. But all that’s about to end. The countdown […]

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Coming Soon: Rooster Art Gallery at 190 Orchard Street

Posted August 10, 2010 at 6:12 am

With numerous merchant and boutique closures this past year alone, upper Orchard Street has been through hell. It’s a veritable DMZ out there, with pock-marked streets, numerous vacant worksites, and exorbitant rents.  However, the storefront of one recent vendor victim is bouncing back as, you guessed it, another gallery.

Lower East Side Vintage and Thrift on the Outs?

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Discourse about the death of thrift shops and vintage stores is back on the table. An article published over at Crain’s this weekend, dubbed Vintage Stores out of Fashion, profiles a few recent neighborhood closures, including the loss of The Sweet Ones on Allen in June. Many in the industry are not only blaming the […]

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BBlessing Closing Shop at 181 Orchard Street

Posted July 26, 2010 at 6:12 am

Almost four years after opening, it’s now the end of the road for BBlessing, the men’s gallery-cum-boutique located at 181 Orchard Street.  At the end of June, a Misrahi Realty leasing sign first appeared above the entrance, but was quickly removed days later.

Lighting Library Going Out of Business

Last modified June 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

Another domino is falling in the storied Bowery lighting district.  Back in early March, two longtime businesses announced intentions to leave the neighborhood – Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite (148) and J & P Lighting (151).  Both remain open for the time being.  However, it seems the time is nigh for Lighting Library at 140-142 Bowery to bid […]

NY Wax Boutique Closes After Seven Months

Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:28 am

It was a quiet opening, and an even quieter closing, for the NY Wax Boutique at 145 Orchard Street. The small candle shop shuttered last week after merely seven months in business. Now, another vacancy with a familiar sight – drawn gates and a “for rent” sign.

Cafe Colonial is Closing Today

Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

Thanks to Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, the McNally Effect has claimed its first victim along East Houston.  Today is the last day in business for Cafe Colonial.  A dry-erase board out front confirms it, thanking customers for fifteen years of serving the community.  Stop in today for a final happy hour to bid the cafe […]

Daniel’s Leather II at 134 Orchard Shutters

Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:12 am

The oft-heralded bargain district of historic Orchard Street continues to fade into, well, history.  It seems like every few months, there’s yet another vendor closure to report.  Since December, four merchants north of Delancey have called it quits – ZACC Fashions, S.K. Gift Shop, and Fashion & Fashion.  Not to mention the disappearance of Kebab […]

Shakeup in the Bowery Lighting District

Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

The storied lighting district of the lower Bowery will soon lose two big-time players.  Firstly, Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite at 148 Bowery is closing up shop for good.  Yellow-and-red signs hanging ominously in the windows advertise a fire sale of store inventory.

Bowery Bazaar to Close for Good

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

If we build it, they will come.  Not so for The Bowery Bazaar, the retail space comprised of 36 new designers and artisans, which opened last fall.  It never really got off the ground despite the cool look of the space.    Yes, they had the designers but they couldn’t attract the customers.  For most […]