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Bowery Boogie reports that Annie Havlicek's Orchard Street store shuttered over the weekend. This news comes just days after Stanton Streets's Convent announced that it would be closing, and not long after a "Store for Rent" sign appeared outside of Bag, which is also on Orchard. Even In God We Trust, which has successful locations in other neighborhoods, recently moved out of the area. Granted, Annie Havlicek's store developed from an ongoing sale last year, so it always felt a little temporary. But this pattern of closings still doesn't bode well for the Lower East Side—especially since we're not seeing a pattern of openings to match.
· Annie Havlicek Quits Boutique at 154 Orchard Street [Bowery Boogie]
· RackedWire: Convent Shutters With a Major Sale [Racked NY]
· Annie Havlicek's Sale to Go Permanent on the Lower East Side [Racked NY]