Sunday, February 21, 2016
The Upper Rust is moving away from East 9th Street and the East Village
The 14-year-old antiques shop on East Ninth Street at Avenue A is closing ... and moving to Chelsea.
Tomorrow (Monday!) is the last day here.
Here's part of the email the owners sent to their customers...
This marks the last business in the corner building. According to one previous tenant here, landlord Icon Realty either hasn't been renewing leases or offering new terms with unmanageable rent increases.
Cafe Pick Me Up (who moved into part of the Gnocco space on East 10th Street) and Dusty Buttons (who has a new storefront further west on Ninth Street) were the most recent tenants to vacate.
[EVG photo from July]
Icon Realty bought the building at 145 Avenue A for $10.1 million in April 2014, according to public records.
Previously on EV Grieve:
On East 9th Street Dusty Buttons is closing after 125% rent hike: 'Saying goodbye will hurt like hell'