Sunday, April 17, 2016
Former East Village shop the Upper Rust is now open in Chelsea
[EVG file photo of East 9th Street location]
After 14 years on East Ninth Street at Avenue A, the antiques shop the Upper Rust packed up for a move to Chelsea back in February.
At the time, the owners didn't have a forwarding address... now they do. The new Upper Rust is open (as of Friday) at 120 W. 25th St. between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue...
We do not know the reason why they left the East Village storefront. According to one previous tenant here, landlord Icon Realty either hasn't been renewing leases or offering new terms with unmanageable rent increases.
In any event, the former Upper Rust space has been on the rental market. According to the listing at Icon Realty's website, the asking rent is $16,500 per month for the roughly 900 square feet of space.
[Image via the Icon website]
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Upper Rust is moving away from East 9th Street and the East Village