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47 Days Later, Rockabilly Boutique Returns Home After East Village Explosion

Driely S.
Driely S.

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Back and better than ever: Enz's Boutique has returned to Second Avenue after being displaced by the East Village explosion in late March, local blog EV Grieve noted. Store owner Marianne Marlowe posted pictures to the boutique's Facebook page showing fresh coats of hot pink paint on both the store's interior and exterior and racks stuffed with vintage dresses. "The new 125 2nd Ave!" she captioned one shot.

The collapse of neighboring buildings left Enz's with "extensive water damage," she had told DNAinfo shortly after the tragedy, including buckled floors and the presence of black mold. A crowdfunding campaign helped to raise more than $10,000 to cover the damages, and Marlowe hosted no less than three pop-up shops in the month-plus that Enz's was expelled from its home.

However, not everyone on the block has yet been lucky enough to go back.


125 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10079 (917) 841-5989