In recent weeks you've likely noticed that not one but three for rent signs hang in the storefront that was Julie's Vintage on Second Street just west of First Avenue ...
... and yesterday, the remaining mannequins inside the shop (and other items) were shown the curb...
No official word on the status of the shop, whose website domain has expired. There aren't any recent posts on the shop's Instagram account either.
Julie Erinc, a former designer, debuted here during the winter of 2016. By the summer of 2018, store closing signs arrived outside... but they ended up staying open until the start of the COVID-19 PAUSE.
Erin confirmed the closure in an Instagram message, which read in part:
"Yes, I closed permanently. Rent is too high. And [the landlord] refused to negotiate. I can not pay rent on the months I was ordered to close! My landlord wants back due rent in all the months I was closed. It’s ridiculous.
It’s really a shame. All the small businesses will close and only the monopolies like Amazon and Walmart will get bigger and bigger. They were allowed to stay open while small businesses were ordered to close ... Meanwhile your landlords want back due rent while you were closed. Nothing really makes sense at all."