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In a much-needed change of pace for East Village retailers, Dusty Buttons has a new home. The vintage shop closed its six-year-old store at 441 East 9th Street this July due to a massive rent hike (125%!), but now, EV Grieve reports that they've just signed a new lease just one block away.
Owner Amanda Loureiro and her husband had been looking for a space in Philadelphia, but ended up finding an available storefront just a block away at 324 East 9th Street — it's now neighbors with shops like Duo, Cloak & Dagger, Eileen Fisher, and Verameat. As for an opening date, she posted on Facebook, "We have a lot of work to do on this old beauty but hope to be open for early October."