After leaving her longtime storefront on Mulberry Street, jewelry designer Karen Karch has decided to relocate to a quieter location alongside Gramercy Park. The new boutique stocks Karch's collections—everything from onyx necklaces to moonstone bracelets—alongside her selection of engagement and wedding rings. And since most of her business is by appointment, there are also plenty of plushy chairs to sit in.
The shop is tucked underneath an apartment building at 38 Gramercy Park North. According to DNAinfo, the tenants are pretty thrilled about Karch's arrival, considering the previous proposal for the empty storefront was a tapas bar. That didn't happen, because the residents "launched an aggressive campaign to thwart the incoming establishment." Unsurprisingly, it seems that Gramercy Park dwellers prefer black diamonds to drunken bar hoppers nibbling on croquettes.
· Jewelry Designer Moves Into Controversial Gramercy Storefront [DNAinfo]
· Karen Karch [Official Site]