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SOHO—Marissa Webb has transformed her temporary retail space at 104 Grand Street into a permanent one. The revamped store, formerly home to eyewear store Facial Index, opened on January 15th and includes not only her namesake womenswear label but also Pamela Love jewelry and Ivy Kirzhner shoes, among other third-party retailers. It's open daily and is in good company: Alexander Wang and Vivienne Tam are on opposite corners.
NOLITA—Mott Street between Prince and East Houston streets is rife with retail changes. SpaceNK is set to open its doors on the corner of Prince Street, and a sign for Tai jewelry has popped up across the street from Otte (that's the location with the huge sale going on right now). Signage for OCA has also appeared on the block, while shoe store Ask'a has closed its doors on 252 Mott Street. Anyone with info about the incoming businesses is welcome to email the tipline!
TRIBECA—New York City's latest Bluemercury will land at 275 Greenwich Street this spring, just a block north from the forthcoming Target. According to property management, this space includes 2,000 feet on the ground level and 800 feet in the basement — perhaps the latter is where the spa treatments will take place?
EAST VILLAGE—Tatyana is closing on the Bowery, according to EV Grieve. The store formerly known as Bettie Page that sells retro-inspired dresses, shoes, and accessories is expected to close sometime next week. Sad news for the block, considering Patricia Fields and Environment Furniture are also shutting down.
WEST CHELSEA—The owner of the Starrett-Lehigh Building — home to Martha Stewart's cafe and plenty of fashion brands — is investing millions into creating a ground floor retail space of about 50,000 square feet (the length of a full block) for those who work on the west side where shopping options are slim. If you've hit up a sample sale there, then you understand, too.