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Orchard Hell Building Snags ‘Jump Into the Light’ Retail VR Experience

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

In the base or the year-old Hotel Indigo (aka Orchard Hell Building), the struggle to rope in any retail of substance continues. Ben Shaoul signed up for a temporary stay at 180 Orchard Street about nine months ago to help sell condos at his Bereket-killing development next door. It’s still there, sparsely populated, yet acting […]

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‘Killion’ Kills off Orchard Street Boutique After Less Than 2 Years

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

Another Orchard Street boutique bites the dust. Killion killed off its Lower East Side store a couple weeks ago without much notice to the neighborhood. The silent shutter frees up one of three retail spaces at 145 Orchard, an address familiar with high turnover (aka “Orchard Estate”). Killion debuted at Orchard Street in August 2015, peddling “modern […]

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Wendy Mink Parts with ‘Popped’ to Create ‘Project Platform NYC’ on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

LES Popped is pooped. The refugee retailer recently parted ways with 72 Orchard Street, where it maintained a short-lived marketplace partnership with Wendy Mink Jewelry. That relationship, forged last October, concluded earlier this month. Brick-and-mortar no more. In the wake of its departure, Wendy Mink Jewelry soldiers on, having teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin […]

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Hanksy Takes on Child Refugees with Mickey Mouse Mural on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

On the Orchard Street wall space where anti-Trump sentiments are du-jour, a new mural with another political statement just materialized. Street artist Hanksy, who basically owned this spot for months with his poop-themed “Dump Trump” piece, took a different tack. It’s a collection of life jackets – one of which branded with Mickey Mouse – […]

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‘Butcher Bar’ Bows this Week on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Three months ago, we first broke news that the Queens-based Butcher Bar was planning a Lower East Side smokehouse. Subsequent weeks brought small changes to the facade of 146 Orchard Street – a neon here, a velvet curtain and window leafing there. Its debut is now days away. Employees at the Astoria outpost tell us that […]

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After Delay, ‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Flagship Opens on Orchard Street This Weekend

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:12 am

The opening of Sam’s Fried Ice Cream on Orchard Street has been delayed another two weeks. Last month, we noted the arrival of branded signage at 37 Orchard Street, former home of vintage purveyor La Petite Mort. Initial launch had been pegged at April 2, but failed to materialize. Reason given – inspections. “Sorry for […]

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With Norman’s Cay Closed, Goa Taco Larger (Pop-Up) Outpost on Orchard Street

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

Fresh off the Greenwich Village expansion, Goa Taco is poised to open a pop-up of sorts on Orchard Street. That explains why Norman’s Cay is down for the count, with paper window treatments. (Ryan Chadwick is proprietor of Norman’s Cay and co-owns Goa.) We’re told that the fast-casual snack shop will open at 74 Orchard […]

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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‘The John Lamb’ Tanks After Six Months in Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

The John Lamb tanked, and is now permanently out of commission after less than a year. Lights are off and furniture left for dead. We’re told proprietor Joseph Valentine ended operations a week and a half ago. Thus concludes three years of planning – including the potential opening on Essex Street – and a paltry six […]

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‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Jumps Into Busy LES Scoop Scene with Orchard Street Shop

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side ice cream scene, having seen a bevy of activity this winter, just got another scoop, as it were. Orchard Street, behold Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. (No, not Sam the haberdasher.) In less than two weeks, the small business will christen the ground level of 37 Orchard Street, previously home to vintage […]

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