Thursday, April 28, 2016

A new lease for Jane's Exchange on East 3rd Street


[Photo from last September by James Maher]

Last September, we featured Eva Dorsey, co-owner of Jane’s Exchange, the children’s resale and consignment shop, in our weekly feature Out and About in the East Village.

The post ended this way:

Unfortunately, our current lease is up as of June 2016. We’re just announcing it now to our customers. This is our third location. We keep losing our leases. That’s the story. These stores can’t maintain anymore. Stores like this, it’s the end, period. Everyone asks why aren’t there more. There aren’t more because of real estate.I don’t know what’s going to happen, like everyone else, but it is highly unlikely that we can move again should our lease go up beyond our means. Like many small businesses, we simply may not make it.

Well, good news for fans of the 22-year-old store at 191 East Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B: They have a new two-year lease. They'll also be offering haircuts for kids with Maria, who worked next door at the now-closed eNe saloon.

For now, they need folks to start bringing in stuff for consigning. You can find a list of things they need (and don't need) at their website here.

7 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

Awesome news! Congrats.

Kayla Ritt said...

Fabulous!!

Kayla Ritt said...

Fabulous! And after all these years, the "haircuts" idea is finally implemented. Just goes to show, a little faith and a lot of help from friends and neighbors, nothing's impossible! Mazel Tov!

Dan Projansky said...

Fantastic! This place has been a lifesaver for us. My daughter's saw her (current) favorite dress in the window walking by. And we love having a place to take stuff when she's grown out of it.

Ann said...

Oh, Maria is great and this is a terrific idea for collaboration (my kids have gotten their hair cut at eNe Salon for years).

marjorie ingall said...

Yay!!!! Jane's was a lifesaver for me too, from when I was struggling to nurse back in 2001 until last year, when my younger kid outgrew the biggest sizes. Great place to find adorable clothes, affordable books and toys, gear (I still am not sure how I got a glider chair into a cab but I was determined as hell), and give your little ones a breather from the park or an escape from bad weather to play with the excellent toy kitchen. Always a harbor in our nabe. PATRONIZE THEM, PEOPLE WITH BABIES AND SMALL KIDS!

Eden Bee said...

Great place and for anyone who cares the staff from Ene is now working out of Today's Cuts on east 7th street off of Ave A!