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Reed Space Is Shuttering Its Orchard Street Store

An LES fixture is packing up
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A fixture on the LES will soon be history, as the Reed Space has announced that its NYC flagship store on Orchard Street will close on September 30. There is currently a "for rent" sign posted outside 151 Orchard Street, as well as a statement addressed to customers. It reads:

It is with regret that we inform you that Reed Space will be closing its doors at this location on Sept. 30, 2016. We will be opening at a new location in the very new future. Since December 2001, Reed Space has lived on this humble block in the Lower East Side. We opened Reed before the dust even finished settling from the 9/11 tragedy. Back then the idea of a space like this was completely new, different and unique. In the 15 years since then, times have changed tremendously. Our subculture has blossomed into an industry titan. we were once the outcasts. Now we’re the poster children… We now feel it’s time for a complete reset. In 2011 we redefined what Retail meant. What curation meant. What a Community Space meant. We now feel it’s time to redefine once again.

Shop manager Ted Sazon told DNAinfo, "[Founder Jeff Ng] wanted to revamp our whole image of what we want to do for the culture and the people, so we're probably going to look into a new direction starting next year." Stay tuned.