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The time has come to say goodbye to 11-year-old Lower East Side institution Marmalade Vintage, at least in its current incarnation. Months ago, the shop's landlord raised the rent but told them they could stay until a new tenant turned up. Now, the owner tells us that neighbor Ludlow Guitars has come forward to take the space, reportedly because it's more affordable than their old location even at the new, higher rate.
The good news is that the character of the street won't be changing too drastically, especially because Marmalade isn't totally disappearing. Starting in August it'll take over a corner of TG 170 with an accessories-heavy selection of vintage. In the meantime, you could always hit the closing sale, which is stocked with summery pieces for under $50. Many of them even fall below the $25 mark, so go soon—the sale ends July 26th.
· More LES Upheaval: "For Rent" Sign at Marmalade Vintage [Racked NY]
· Marmalade Vintage [Official Site]
· TG 170 [Official Site]