Friday, October 24, 2014
End of an Era: Rent hike KOs East 9th Street boutique
[Photo via Racked]
Grey Era, the 3-year-old boutique at 435 E. Ninth St., is closing next month.
"The building got sold and I got priced out — familiar story around here," owner Sierra Fromberg told us. (Jared Kushner bought the building back in the fall of 2012.)
Fromberg doesn't have any plans to relocate as of now.
Meanwhile, everything must go at the shop between First Avenue and Avenue A.
"I am officially closing as of Nov. 16 unless everything sells before then, including all clothing and furniture," said Fromberg. (You can head to the store's Facebook page or Instagram account for details on sale items.)
And as for the neighborhood…
"I have loved more than anything the true sense of community that is unique to the East Village," she said. "Having grown up in the city, I have lived and worked in almost every neighborhood, and nowhere comes close to feeling so much like a little family as it does here."