Chillhouse Shutters Original Essex Street Spa

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 am by

When Chillhouse opened in 2017

The list of coronavirus-related business closures is getting longer by the week. Today brings word that an Essex Street newcomer has bitten the dust.

Chillhouse, a millennials-style spa at 149 Essex Street, is the latest to fall. Ownership announced the permanent shutter in an e-mail to customers Tuesday afternoon.

“As we all know too well by now, COVID-19 has been no easy feat. With the fight far from over, countless businesses have taken some serious hits — and unfortunately we are one of them,” the e-mail stated.

Founder Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton opened Chillhouse on the Lower East Side in 2017. The 3,200 square-foot flagship store on Varick Street opened two years later. This location is slated to return later this month.

In an era of social distancing, the nature of a spa related operation is certainly a tougher sell.

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