Bag Gone from 94 Orchard; Top Hops Coming Soon
Bag didn’t publicly acknowledge its departure from 94 Orchard Street until the bitter end. As is often the case, the first sign of impending doom arose when a subtle leasing poster appeared on the slatted store marquee last month. Nearly two months elapsed, and by the end of July, printouts hanging in the windows advertised an ambiguous closing date and the resultant sales of leftover merchandise. That day finally arrived this past Friday. All the goods were cleared and the space now sits in anticipation of the successor.
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From boutique to beer hub, the replacement occupant is most definitely a polar opposite. As earlier reported, a new sack o’ suds (My Cousin Vinny, anyone?) called Top Hops will move here in due course. Just as soon as the dust clears and the build-out begins. Top Hops is essentially a takeout craft beer outpost that will feature growlers, and serve “light fare” for diners. A communal tasting table and specialty beer on tap are also in the offing. Community Board 3 signaled their approval of the establishment in July, but the license is still pending with the SLA.