Tuff City Styles on Essex Street Closes for Remodeling

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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17 Essex St.

You probably noticed that the roll-down security gate in the lower level of 17 Essex has been shuttered of late. This is the home of Tuff City Styles, the Bronx-based tattoo and paint shop which opened here in May 2011. Despite the absence of any signs or announcements on their website, we are told the closure is temporary.

An associate in the Boogie Down locale tells us that Tuff City on Essex is closed for a complete overhaul. Apparently the subway car aesthetic will remain the same, but the retail offerings will change slightly. Upon its reopening sometime next month, the store will feature more artwork and urban-style streetwear.

Now, if we can only get a hold of one of those spray-painted Lionel subway cars…

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