Thursday, November 8, 2018
In an email to me, Suarez said that everything was "on the right track until Sept. 1." Business for the shop that opened in March has dropped off drastically since the end of the summer — by nearly 60 percent.
"I have been open and working seven days a week now and I have come to the conclusion it is finished," he said. "This is rough."
Suarez, a Brooklyn native, spent seven years at Robert Marc in the West Village and three years at Selima Optique in Soho before opening here between Avenue A and First Avenue.
He's holding a going-out-of-business sale on frames through the end of the month. (Find more details at the store's website.)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Atino Eyewear Optical opened earlier this month at 110 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. (This is in the former Salon Seven space.)
Owner Angel Suarez, a Brooklyn native, spent seven years at Robert Marc in the West Village and three years at Selima Optique in Soho before opening here.
The eyewear collection includes Gucci, YSL, Alexander McQueen and New York eyewear designer RVS.
"All the neighbors have been extremely friendly and loquacious," Suarez said of the shop's time so far on the block. And maybe like everyone else is thinking: "I'm just waiting for the spring weather."