Thursday, October 4, 2018

Marshalls opens today on Houston Street



As we've been noting (oh, here and here and here and here), Marshalls opens this morning at 8 (and until 10 p.m.) next to Katz's at 197 E. Houston St.



After this Debut Day, the Marshalls will be open Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The discount department store joins Equinox as the two retail tenants in the base of Ben Shaoul's condoplex here between Ludlow and Orchard.

And there is still ample retail space available where the helpful arrows are pointing ...



What might be next?

Previously on EV Grieve:
Making way for Ben Shaoul's new retail-residential complex on East Houston

Katz's is now the last business on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard


[EVG photo from April 2015]

11 comments:

Donnie Moder said...

Marshall's, Good luck to you. May you serve your customers well providing clothing at reasonable prices for all generation. Equinox, Good luck to you. May you have many members who seek and receive healthful exercise and training for decades. But gosh darn it, that building is dark and ugly.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the building is ugly at all. Its modern and clean looking. Just my two cents.

Neighbor said...

I also don't understand why people find this building so ugly. Of all of the new monoliths on Houston and the surrounding blocks I think this is the least ugly. The building has nicer brick and a more unique color than the other large brick buildings nearby (and across the street). Other than the size it's not 100% out of place. Obviously I'd prefer some more ornate design on it but it seems architects refuse to do that anymore...

cmarrtyy said...

Discount is good. The LES was/is noted for discount. It's just different.

Anonymous said...

Discount is not good when crap is being sold.

Bring back Azuma!!!

Unknown said...

I really miss Bereket the Turkish restaurant that served really good inexpensive Turkish food that used to be on the South West corner of East Houston Street on that block before it was torn down. It would be great if they came back to one of those vacant retail spaces but alias the rents would be way too high now for them. Too bad.

Scuba Diva said...

Neighbor said:

Of all of the new monoliths on Houston and the surrounding blocks I think this is the least ugly.

Sounds like faint praise to me; you know, "for a fat girl you don't sweat much."

I still maintain what I said in an earlier post: you just can't polish a turd. (Even with 24-karat gold dust in the bricks.)

Giovanni said...

@Scuba Diva LOL! That’s why we call it the Houston Street Horridor: the horrid wall of buidlings that will one day make Houston St look like 6th Avenue in the 20s, the true heart of Midtown South. And unless you’re a really big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, who wants to live in a monolith?

I’ll take Bereket and the rest of that strip of cheap eateries any day of the week. Azuma was a better discount spot than Marshalls, as was it’s competitior Izumi. I think there used to be an Azuma on West 8th Street with the bamboo curtains and bamboo place mats and tiki torches, and with all of those rainforest-style products it even smelled good too.

To my eyes that building looks like a bulldozer that’s trying to push Katz’s Deli off of the block. I wonder if Katz’s will soon regret selling the air rights?

Anonymous said...

Yes there was an Azuma on West 8th Street that closed in the early 80s, I still have stuff I bought from them. That was a great store. I agree, bring it back. Bring back that New York.

Giovanni said...

@9:47 AM. According to this 1996 piece in The NY Times, Azuma must have left 8th Street in 1997, and had been there for 30 years. It sure feels like they have been gone much longer than tat. They were driven out when their rent was increased from $5k to $20k per month, Soon after, Kmart moved in on Astor Place. I still miss those Azuma paper lanterns...

NEW YORKERS & CO.; From Kerouac to Kmart
By ANDREW JACOBS
APRIL 21, 1996

But the new Eighth Street, it seems, no longer has a place for small-business owners like Minoru Sato, who sells paper lanterns, futon covers and other first-apartment furnishings at Azuma, two doors east of Genovese drugs. After 30 years on Eighth Street, Mr. Sato said he can no longer afford his rent, which the landlord wants to raise $5,000 to $20,000 a month.

Mee Sang Chang, who has run Warren Chemists for 16 years, will also close later this month. The landlord, she says, would not renew her lease. "I guess I don't fit into the new Eighth Street," she said. At the eastern end of the street, at Astor Place, Kmart plans to open a 150,000-square-foot store next fall in what was once Wanamaker's department store. That worries Patricia Field, who has owned her wildly eccentric eponymous clothing store at 10 East Eighth Street for 25 years. "This street has always been a place where you escape from suburban monotony," said Ms. Field, who wears her blinding fuchsia hair in a forest of vertical braids. "I can't think of something more antithetical to Eighth Street than Kmart."

Anonymous said...

It is an ugly boring building with a sterile industrial color that melts into the sidewalk. The metal fittings and frames around the residential windows are crappy. It's without soul, bland, unfriendly, and bleak. Would fit perfectly in a suburban industrial park.