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Ludlow Guitars is supposed to reopen sometime today at 172 Ludlow Street, putting a cap on four months of changes on the block between Houston and Stanton. First, Marmalade packed up its stock of trendy, 80's-heavy vintage and said goodbye to 172 Ludlow, its home of 11 years, moving in to a corner of longtime neighbor TG 170 at 170 Ludlow Street.
TG 170 has been selling young, local labels on the Lower East Side for nearly twenty years, but that didn't keep it from moving as well. In October it reopened at 77 Ludlow, a smaller space in the slightly less chaotic, slightly cooler shopping area below Delancey. Marmalade, meanwhile, also launched a pop-up shop with Girls Love Shoes on Mott Street, which should stay open at least through the holidays.
Still with us? Good, because the Ludlow Guitar shift marks the final piece in the Ludlow puzzle. Unlike its neighbors, it's not leaving the block, just going from its old spot at 164 Ludlow to Marmalade's old home at 172. According to Bowery Boogie, the new space isn't bigger than the previous location, but it's laid out better. We're just glad all three old-school Ludlow businesses found new homes—fingers crossed for the Marmalade pop-up to last past December.
· Ludlow Guitars Opening at New 172 Ludlow Location Today [Bowery Boogie]
· All Marmalade Vintage coverage [Racked NY]
· All TG 170 coverage [Racked NY]