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This morning, Bowery Boogie dropped a Lower East Side bombshell. Multiple unnamed sources claim that eyewear shop Moscot plans to leave 118 Orchard Street, the corner space that's been its home since 1936. The entire building "will soon be razed to accommodate new high-rise luxury living," reports the blog, leaving Moscot to relocate to the former Tenement Museum shop at 108 Orchard.
The loss of Moscot's lemon-yellow signage would be a major blow to what's left of the historic Lower East Side, but don't go mourning quite yet. A Moscot rep disputes the report, explaining that although the store doesn't own the building, it has no plans to leave. We'll update as more information emerges.
· MOSCOT Ditching Longtime Headquarters for 108 Orchard [Bowery Boogie]
· All Moscot coverage [Racked NY]
· Moscot [Official Site]