Inside A. Turen’s New Headquarters at 85 Stanton

Posted on: November 9th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

Six months ago, A. Turen casually announced intentions to leave its 124 Ludlow headquarters for the greener pastures of 85 Stanton Street. The shop closed shortly thereafter, and has been in limbo ever since. Meanwhile, the old digs remains a rotted corpse in the wake of Community Board 3’s decision to deny Pike Street Fish Fry/Via Tribunali a license back in August.

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The sidewalk shed was yanked from 124 Ludlow last month to reveal the glassy new storefront exterior. But the space has been quite active behind those double doors. We stopped by over the weekend to have a quick peek inside, and wound up receiving a personal tour.  Contractors are definitely treating the interior design as a work of art, with “metallic sandstone” wall flourishes, flower ornamentation in the archways, and decorative doors. The store will have two dressing rooms and one bathroom.

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But the retail experience at A. Turen doesn’t stop with fashion; there will also be an opportunity for dessert food.  Indeed, a fro-yo vendor will operate a window stand near the entrance of the store, accessible through a sliding pocket door from within. Smart move given the close proximity to the Meatball Shop and the resultant foot traffic quotient. The 1,300 square-foot shop is still a couple weeks from opening.

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And what was:

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[July 2010]

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