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It’s bitter news to swallow, but Lower East Side vintage store Sweet Ones has officially closed. Bowery Boogie reports that the store was served with eviction notices earlier this month and has since been shuttered. A peek in the window showed that the once charming store is in a state of disarray, the window displays dismantled and signage a mess.
The store had only been open since last November and we loved wandering in to check out the thoughtfully selected pieces (like a fabulous Norma Kamali that was only $60-ish) and the Alice-in-a-hipster-Wonderland décor. Even more heart-breaking is owner Alyssa Pallet's message on the store blog.
We don’t have money for rent or electricity. That’s it for the circus this year. So it’s over, not even a season.?my circus dreams, just memories ten years from now. “And the trapeze artist breaks her neck”. On the last night no one shows up, you play like fools, and I fly around the ring like a dumb chicken. And then I’m a waitress again.
Sweet Ones in its former glory via Sweet Ones/Facebook
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