Shi Eurasian Market Open at 143 Orchard

Posted on: February 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Flanked by Giselle Sportswear and a vacant Rita’s Leather, the middle storefront at 143 Orchard Street has been in the works since last spring.  Back in late-May 2010, a new awning arrived advertising a venture dubbed simply Shi.  Requisite newspaper was taped to the windows, and that was the last we saw of the interior until October.  It was then that a temporary spa kiosk concept took hold, selling LPG One skin product. But that vanished just as quickly as it arrived.

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Over the weekend, however, Shi officially reopened as a small specialty grocer, featuring dry goods from the UK, Europe, and Malaysia.  The shelves are stocked with plenty of foreign snack food, sweets, coffee, tea, etc. We picked up a box of our favorite – Jules Destrooper Butter Wafer Cookies.

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143 Orchard was formerly home to a shoe and handbag operation called Sole.

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