Thursday, June 30, 2016
We started hearing rumors a few weeks back that the Sock Man was going to take over the vacant retail space (above) at 99 1/2 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Last night, the Sock Man made it official on Facebook...
Owner Marty Rosen had been peddling socks, tights, lingerie and other accessories at 27 St. Mark's Place since 1983. However, as we first reported in January, after a hefty (3X) rent increase via new landlord Raphael Toledano, Rosen decided to close the shop between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.
Per the Facebook post, Rosen hopes to be back in business by Aug. 1.
The Sock Man will now be neighbors with another longtime local business — East Village Books.
No. 99 1/2 was previously home to the Kings Court Real Estate Management office.
H/T Steven and M.A.!