The Cast

The Cast Reopens in a Larger Orchard Street Space Thursday

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:11 am

Signage has been in place for a couple weeks, but now The Cast is ready for a return to Orchard Street. The popular leather shop parted ways with its longtime host – The Great Frog – and will instead set up shop at 72 Orchard Street directly next door. Owner Chuck Guarino took to Instagram […]

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The Cast Finds a New Home (Next Door) on Orchard Street

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Cast leather store on Orchard Street is moving from back room to front of house, so to speak. Owner Chuck Guarino ended his run at 72 Orchard over the holiday weekend, and is currently in the process of relocating product to the months-vacant retail space next door. Where Wendy Mink Jewelry previously operated. This […]

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Local Band Responds to Arrest and Taser Incident at Orchard Street Block Party

Last modified June 23, 2017 at 8:35 am

By now you’ve probably seen the footage of cops arresting two musicians during a performance on Orchard Street Thursday evening. It was an event organized by The Cast as part of the “Make Music New York” program. During one of the evening sets, patrolling police from the 7th Precinct stopped by – apparently there was […]

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Block Party at The Cast on Orchard Street Broken up with Aggressive Arrest [VIDEO]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

An afternoon of music on Orchard Street was interrupted yesterday evening with two aggressive arrests. Rock-n-roll leather shop, The Cast, hosted its annual street party for “Make Music New York” that included performances by eight bands on Orchard Street, between Grand and Broome. The event began at noon, but by dusk, it was broken up, albeit temporarily, by police […]

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Jianbing Makes Way to LES with Bing Kitchen, Opening Next Week on Orchard Street

Last modified June 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

To all the lovers of Jianbing out there, you’re in luck. The Bing Kitchen plans on opening its flagship Chinese snack shop at 71 Orchard Street Next Tuesday. Store build-out has been ongoing since mid-April. Here’s a quick look around the premises. Jianbing is Chinese street fare that sorta resembles crepes. Apparently, such stands are […]

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Jianbing Comes to the LES with ‘Bing Kitchen,’ Opening on Orchard Street Next Month

Last modified May 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Bing, bing. The Cast was booted – with steel toes, so to speak – in June 2015. The leather boutique spent five years in the shoebox commercial unit at 71 Orchard Street, but the new landlord (Malachite Group) shelled out $25.6 million, and that was the end of that. However, owner Chuck Guarino was able […]

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For the Cast, the Hunt Ended with the Great Frog on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:22 am

Antique purveyors The Hunt are barely out the (back) door of The Great Frog, and The Cast is already rearing to reopen. It’s been a difficult few months for the punk rock leather brand. Owner Chuck Guarino was forced from his five-year-old space at 71 Orchard Street back in June thanks to a rent hike from […]

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‘The Hunt’ Antique Shop Opens at New Canal Street Location Next Week

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:16 am

Optimum Appliances relocated down the block a few years ago, leaving valuable retail real estate for the taking. Only, it didn’t actually happen that quickly. Quite the opposite; the former electronics store at 27 Canal Street remained vacant until this summer. As we first reported last month, upscale antique purveyor, The Hunt, is busy building […]

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The Cast Makes a Comeback with Great Frog; The Hunt Moving to Canal Street

Posted August 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Cast is making its Lower East Side comeback. Two months after a rent hike forced it from Orchard Street, the long-running boutique is returning to its stomping ground. Not far from the former HQ. As in, right across the street. Come September, owner Chuck Guarino will begin peddling product in the back room of […]

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TD Bank Sheds its Plywood at Zarin Building on Grand Street

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

As one independent business founders (i.e. The Cast) at the Zarin building on Grand Street, a corporate behemoth is on the verge of moving in. Nine months on, the new storefront at 314-320 Grand Street has been delivered. No more one-story plywood shed; the tattered construction site additive was finally pried from the facade late […]

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