Wednesday, September 23, 2015
In July, the 6-year-old vintage boutique Dusty Buttons closed at 441 E. Ninth St. after newish landlord Icon Realty served them with a 125 percent rent increase.
After exploring possible locations in Philadelphia for the shop, owner Amanda Loureiro and her husband Peter were able to find a new space closer to home — in fact just one block away.
On Monday, Loureiro signed the lease for 324 E. Ninth St. (the storefront next to Sakaya) between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
"We are staying in the East Village," Loureiro posted on Facebook. "We have a lot of work to do on this old beauty but hope to be open for early October."
Previously on EV Grieve:
On East 9th Street Dusty Buttons is closing after 125% rent hike: 'Saying goodbye will hurt like hell'