[Photo from 2017 for EVG by Walter Wlodarczyk]
I Need More, the rock 'n' roll boutique that Jimmy Webb owned and operated on Orchard Street, will close next month after three-plus years the shop announced this week.
Webb, once referred to as "punk rock's unofficial shopkeeper" during his tenure at Trash & Vaudeville on St. Mark's Place, died on April 14 of cancer. He was 62.
The store is currently open, through July, for curbside pickup from noon to 4 p.m.
Here's their closing notice...
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I NEED MORE Will Always Be A Rock N Roll Clothing Store That is All About The Spirit Of New York City … Past, Present And Future !!! It Was Conceived Within The Heart And Birthed On The Essence Of Art, Music, Freedom And Everything Else That Colors The World !!! : ) With That Being Said ... We’re Taking Our Final Bow ... Closing Up the Shop Late July 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 We Want to Thank You for Brightening Up Our Lives for the Last Two and Half Years and Being a Part of Jimmy’s Baby !!! As Jimmy Would Say “SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA JUMP UP AND SIT BESIDE THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT ONLY GRACED YOUR LIFE BUT SHARED THEIR SPECIAL GIFT WITH THE WORLD AND CREATED HISTORY !!!” 💕 I Need More is Everything That’s Real, Raw, Energetic, Welcoming, Passionate, Dirty, Beautiful and Most of All ... Honest ... And We Hope You Keep That Spirit Alive !!! : ) #WeLiveRockNRollForever 💕💕 P.S. As a Final Gift to You All We Are Offering a 20-50% Off Sale on All Online Items !!! 💕💕 xxx, The I Need More Team @rudeinblaq @axlvalentine @leticiaisnothere @chynagay
In what turned out to be a last hurrah in late February, the shop hosted a “Footprints in February” celebration, in which Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop put their handprints, footprints and autographs in concrete on the floor of I Need More...