Grace Unisex Salon Opening at 39 Essex

Posted on: July 13th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

While the ground level of 343 Grand Street sits vacant, awaiting a new lease, its former occupant is relocating around the corner.  Yup, it’s another move for decades-old Grace Unisex, which has bounced around the neighborhood quite a bit in recent years.  The business actually closed months ago, and is only now returning to the game.

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For the last few weeks, workers have been busy preparing the northern storefront of 39 Essex Street for the imminent arrival of the salon.  The sky-blue awning which belonged to gallery Number 35, now at 141 Attorney, was replaced with the familiar maroon canopy.  This facade addition actually blends quite nicely with the neighbors.

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Before the Hotel on Rivington landed in the area, Grace Unisex occupied the stout building at 105 Rivington.  But once guests started arriving, that was pretty much the end; the chop shop then moved to 343 Grand. The marquee signage was painted black in the interim, and the address remains occupied by a much higher-end salon.  Lettering is still legible, though.

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