Henry Lehr on Prince Shutters; Jack’s Coffee Replacement Rumors

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Upscale threads to trendy beans is the name of the game at 9 Prince Street.

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Word came through the wire yesterday that Prince Street boutique veteran Henry Lehr abruptly closed “due to major rent increase demands by the landlord.”  The interior has already been cleared, with empty hangers and naked mannequins the only remnants.

Our tipster hears whispers that West Village-based Jack’s Coffee, voted best cup in the city by New York Magazine in 2003, is reportedly eying expansion into the former corner fashion center.  If true, it would mark the fourth Gotham location for the esteemed beanery, joined only by a satellite in Amagansett.

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Meanwhile, it’s definitely notable that Lehr’s daughter Christina is dating Jack Mazzola, who owns and operates the Jack’s Stir Brew brand.

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