After 15 long years in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Reed Space will be closing its doors on September 30th. According to manager Ted Sazon, “[Founder jeffstaple] wanted to revamp our whole image of what we want to do for the culture and the people, so we’re probably going to look into a new direction starting next year.”
The Reed Space Team also released an official statement on the store closing:
Friends of Reed Space,
Since December 2001, Reed Space has lived on this humble block in the Lower East Side. We opened Reed before the dust even finished settling from the 9/11 tragedy. Back then, the idea of a space like this was
completely new, different and unique.
In the 15 years since then, times have changed tremendously.
Our subculture has blossomed into an industry titan.
We were once the outcasts. Now we’re the poster children.
We literally “started from the bottom” & it has been an incredible journey!
But we now feel it’s time for a complete reset.
In 2001, we redefined what Retail meant.
What Curation meant. What a Community Space meant.
We now feel it is time to redefine once again.
It is with regret that we inform you that Reed Space will be closing its doors at this location on Sept 30th, 2016. We will be re-opening at a new location in the very near future.
Keep up to date with us @reedspace and at http://www.thereedspace.com.
See you again soon!
The Reed Space Team