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Lower East Side denim shop Amoskeag XX shuttered this weekend. Located just down the block from the Tenement Museum on the stretch of Orchard between Delancey and Broome, Amoskeag opened about a year and a half ago to some fanfare—at the time, it seemed like yet more evidence that "below Delancey" was the new "above Delancey." But the store was tiny and specialized in expensive raw denim, and while we always liked pawing through their weird and very old-seeming vintage, we never saw anyone buy anything there. It seems like the lack of shoppers finally took its toll: On Sunday, staffers emptied the boutique into a U-Haul and drove away. Bowery Boogie reports that the owner is hoping to re-open somewhere else on the Lower East Side.
· Amoskeag XX Closes Up Shop at 96 Orchard [Bowery Boogie]
· Amoskeag XX [Thrillist]