Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Burkina (aka Got it 4 cheap™) closes on First Avenue
[Photo of Ahmed Sankara from February 2014 by Stacie Joy]
In early 2014, word spread that hip-hop clothing shop Burkina NYC was closing up shop on First Avenue near East Fourth Street.
However, their $5 fire sale was apparently so successful, owner Ahmed Sankara decided to sign a new lease in February ... and change the name of the store to Got it 4 cheap™ (or Gifu™), specializing in selling hip-hop and NYC-branded clothing for $5.99.
Apparently Sankara couldn't make it work any longer... EVG reader Creature let us know that the shop has been cleared out ... and the space is for rent...
Burkina moved here in the fall of 2011 after 16 years on East Houston.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Burkina renews lease for First Avenue
Burkina is now Got it 4 cheap™ on First Avenue