Beacon's Closet moving from Williamsburg to Greenpoint
The thrift store's owner says she's been priced out of the neighborhood, and VICE magazine is moving in.
Wed Sep 4 2013
Bad news for fans of cheap threads in Billyburg: Famed secondhand shop Beacon's Closet will be moving its color-coded clothing racks out of its long-standing space on North 11th Street between Berry and Wythe Avenues, heading a few blocks north to a cheaper space in neighboring Greenpoint.
Crain's reports that the 11-year-old shop, which has outposts in both Park Slope and the West Village, has been priced out of the area. "It seems like a lot of landlords are assigning arbitrary pricing to their spaces and just waiting to see what big fish or national chain will come and take the bait," Carrie Peterson, Beacon's owner, told Crain's.
Like other businesses before them—including Academy Records Annex, which will vacate its outpost on North 6th Street—Beacon's is moving to Greenpoint, to a space at 74 Guernsey Street. As for what's taking the store's old space, Peterson suspects VICE magazine will use it to expand its neighboring headquarters. VICE, meanwhile, says nothing's definite, but they are in fact in the market for an expansion, probably so Lil Bub can have her very own office.