‘The Sill’ Chose 84 Hester Street to Sling Upscale House Plants

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 at 6:09 am by
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Mei Sin Deli & Grocery at the southwest corner of Allen and Hester Streets was a frequent target of the city. On numerous occasions throughout the years, the Chinese bodega at 84 Hester (aka 37 Allen) was shut down for various transgressions. Usually, we are told, due to illegally selling cigarettes from North Carolina. It closed for good at the end of summer.

The newcomer here is The Sill (as in window), a green store which specializes in “hand potted” house plants (how else?). Until now an online-only operation, the retailer seems geared more toward “recent arrivals” in Chinatown. Proof is in the pricing. Plants (how else?) here cost a multiple of what you’d spend at any other local Chinese florist. We’d rather support Joy’s Flower Pot or Li Xing Florist, both situated nearby on Hester Street.

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Photo: The Sill

The Sill owes its existence to a successful Kickstarter campaign two years ago, and continues the quest to put “a plant on every sill.” 84 Hester Street is the first brick-and-mortar outpost for the company.

The Sill was created with a simple ambition, to inspire people to bring more of the outdoors in.

Our mission is to make the experience of discovering the perfect potted plants as wonderful as the plants themselves. The Sill is the source that bridges the gap between plants and people – offering products and services that fit with your personal style, your lifestyle, and your budget.

Finally, the houseplant has arrived.

The houseplant didn’t need to “arrive.” It’s been here long before…

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