Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Waga is closing on St. Mark's Place

Photo by Steven

Closing sale signs are now up at Waga, 22 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

The shop sells handmade goods — from jewelry to bags and leather belts — primarily from West Africa. 

Waga seems like it has been here longer than its 2001 debut... and is one of those unique places that gave this block a little charm. 


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to see this place go--and yes, I swear it was there in the 1980s when my friends and I hung out on St. Mark's as teenagers! Definitely bought some great bags there.

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Never shopped there but so sorry to see them go. They have been a part of St Marks Place forever (or so it seems to me). Another nail in the East Village coffin.

Anonymous said...

What next to fill the space I bet another weed dispensary or another Asian tea place you something unique and different

Anonymous said...

Bring back Dojo!