S.K. Gift Shop

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.

The Leather Zone at 122 Orchard Shutters

Last modified April 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

It been a rough eight months for the so-called bargain district.  Or what’s left of it.  Old-time Orchard Street merchants above Delancey were dropping like flies. Especially on the east side of the street, where, since last August, a whopping five stores and one restaurant have shuttered – Giuseppe Uomo at 130, Daniel’s Leather II at […]

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 […]

Store Closure: ZACC at 164 Orchard

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Significant events tend to happen in threes.  In this case, three store closure announcements in one month; it’s definitely tough times for upper Orchard Street. Fashion & Fashion at #160 and S.K. Gift Shop at #190 both called it quits in the brief period. Today we bring news that ZACC Fashions at 164 Orchard will […]

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S.K. Gift Shop at 190 Orchard to Close

Posted December 21, 2009 at 6:18 am

In roughly three months, the S.K. Gift Shop at 190 Orchard Street, directly across the way from American Apparel, will close its doors for good.  The reason?  What else but another landlord raising rents.  A flourescent sign in the door window bears the announcement, along with information about the liquidation sale.