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Looks like the "D" in Kai D now stands for "Discontinued." Bowery Boogie reports that the shop, which opened as a pop-up back in September of 2009, has closed its doors and disconnected its phones. This is the second recent closing for BelDel, as the shopping strip on Orchard below Delancey is known (or would be known, if that nickname had ever fully taken off.) Kai D was only around for about sixteen months, but it outlasted Miss Lonelyhearts, which shuttered on Orchard and Broome after a little over a year.
· Kai D Utility Closing Its 75 Orchard Shop [Racked NY]
· Pop-Up Shops: Kai D Hits the LES, Fifth on Main Comes to Soho [Racked NY]
· Miss Lonelyhearts's Broome Street Store Closes After 13 Months [Racked NY]