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New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St. Gets Go-Ahead From State Liquor Authority

We’re told the State Liquor Authority (SLA) has finally approved an operating permit for a new liquor store at 393 Grand St. …

221 East Broadway. Photo by Alain Levitt.

Malt & Mold on the Lower East Side Closes After Six Years

We never like to see independent small businesses fade away, especially ones run by our neighbors. Malt & Mold, the craft beer and cheese shop at 221 East Broadway, is the latest casualty. …

Photos by Laurie Gwen Shapiro, via Facebook.

Aeon Bookstore at 151 East Broadway Hosts Grand Opening Tonight

Here’s something to brighten your Friday. A new bookstore! On the Lower East Side! In 2018! …

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Robert James is Crowdfunding to Save His Orchard Street Clothing Brand

Robert James, the men’s fashion designer, is fighting to keep his headquarters at 74 Orchard St. He launched a fundraising drive on GoFundMe, right on the heels of celebrating his 10th anniversary on the Lower East Side. …

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Seward Park Liquors Opens For Business at 53 Ludlow St.

Months after its dramatic departure from Grand Street, Seward Park Liquors has relocated to a new storefront at 53 Ludlow St. (between Grand and Broome streets). The new shop is open this week, although the staff is still getting the shelves fully stocked. …

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“The Sweet Life” Candy Store Set to Close After Three Decades

After 36 years in business at the corner of Hester and Ludlow streets, The Sweet Life candy store will be closing at the end of this month. …

Doyers Street 2017; photo by @dimsumnyc.

Chinatown BID Seeks Art Proposals For Doyers Street Seasonal Plaza

You may remember this setup on Doyers Street last fall. The Department of Transportation and the Chinatown Business Improvement District teamed up to create temporary seating and activities on one of Chinatown’s most unusual blocks. …

Photo courtesy of Gotham Archery.

Gotham Archery Opens May 25 at 73 Allen St.

Archery and axe-throwing are coming to the Lower East Side. …

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Retail Slump: Measuring the Impact of Mega-Projects Like Essex Crossing

In the Post on Sunday, there was a piece from Steve Cuozzo that carried the headline, “The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town.” …

Michelle Myles, owner of Daredevil Tattoo. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Lower East Side Voices: Daredevil Tattoo

This week we have been checking in with neighborhood businesses as part of our Lower East Side Voices video series. Today, Talib Visram visits …

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Lower East Side Voices: Malt & Mold

This week we have been checking in with neighborhood businesses as part of our Lower East Side Voices video series. Today, Janessa Andiorio checks …

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State Liquor Authority Blocks New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St.

The long, strange saga surrounding Seward Park Liquors just got a little weirder. …

Mitchell Cohen of Economy Candy. Photo by Jenna Rice.

Lower East Side Voices: Economy Candy

Today we are kicking off another round of video stories in our ongoing Lower East Side Voices series. …

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Prema Salon Wins OutSnapped + LES Partnership Photo Booth Contest

In celebration of Mom & Pop Business Owners Day (that’s today!), we’re pleased to announce the winner of the OutSnapped + Lower East Side Partnership Photo Booth Sweepstakes. …

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Learn to Document New York’s Mom-and Pop Stores With James & Karla Murray

The local photographers, James & Karla Murray, have used their creative talents to help raise awareness of New York City’s endangered mom-and-pop stores. In …