They're only moving a couple blocks away, but if you're in love with Trash and Vaudeville's Saint Mark's Place location, you need to get there immediately.
The punk rock store has been in its East Village location for more than 40 years, and now, they've taken to Instagram to announce their new location at East 7th Street.
"Hey Ho Lets Go... to 96 East 7th Street! After 40 years at 4 Saint Marks Place, Trash & Vaudeville will be relocating to 96 East 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A (just a few blocks away!)" the store wrote on its Instagram.
EV Grieve reported an interview they had with the store's owner Ray Goodman.
"I love St. Mark's Place. There's no doubt about it. There's something magical about it. This just isn't any block," Goodman said.
Goodman said the decision to move didn't come easily.
"From a business perspective, we saw a shift in the clientele. The block is not as conducive for fashion shopping as it once was. Now it seems as if it's all food - fast food - and bongs. Even stores that aren't bong stores sell bongs."
Of course, obviously, the too-damn-high rent played a factor in Goodman's situation.
"The rent is creeping up. Rent was a factor, but it wasn't the sole reason," Goodman said.
So what were the other reasons? Well, the changing shopping climate between 2nd and 3rd Avenues is just one symptom of a larger changing trend.
"The retail world is so different today," Goodman said. "So much of it is done online."
trashandvaudeville Hey Ho Lets Go... to 96 East 7th street! After over 40 years at 4 saint marks place, Trash & Vaudeville will be relocating to 96 East 7th street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A (just a few blocks away!) We'll be on Saint Marks till Feb 29th. We would love to see you here before we move and we look forward to seeing you on 7th street in early March! We'll keep you updated with confirmed dates. Any questions please email or give us a call, email@example.com / 212-777-1727 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏
So what's going to happen to Trash and Vaudeville's current location? Well, the building hit the market in November, and it's going for the price of $11.9 million.
Considering the fact that Alexander Hamilton's son used to own the building, that's pennies! You thinking about buying? We certainly are.
Anyway, we'll be going to Trash and Vaudeville's new location when it opens in early March, both because we think it's important to support NYC's OG institutions, and because Trash and Vaudeville is one of the coolest stores in the city.
See you there.[via EV Grieve] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]