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Moving across the street wasn't enough to keep Fab 208 afloat in the East Village. The boutique plans to close its doors in November after 23 years here, citing declining neighborhood interest in their unique offerings.
"We just no longer see retail in the [East Village] as a business model worth sticking with," they wrote to us. "We are not bitter about how the hood has changed but it has lost all sense of itself and has no community left to support independent stores like ours."
But Fab 208 isn't done for good—they'll continue selling via their Instagram account and will later launch e-commerce on their website. They'll also be opening a new brick and mortar shop next year, but "just not in NYC."
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