Scholastic To Close Their Retail Store In SoHo January 2015…

Scholastic announced their earnings and as part of their results, the CEO announced they will be closing their retail store at 557 Broadway this month! This announcement was made on December 18th, and we haven’t heard any word in the neighborhood as to the sentiment of losing a neighborhood staple for children. Maureen O’Connell, the CFO […]

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Serious NYE Parties Last Night In SoHo

The “Soho Strut” Facebook feed is filled with photos from New Year’s parties all around SoHo…here are a few: The best photo goes to Raoul’s, who looked like they had burlesque dancers! {photo courtesy of The Hat Shop} Raoul’s is definitely on my list for next year’s New Year’s Eve plans! Next up was SoHo […]

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New To West SoHo: ‘Happy Mailman’ Pet Boarding

My childhood dog Charlie was a Jack Russell Terrier: Jack Russell Terriers are sturdy, tough, tenacious and thrive on action and adventure. These character traits often found Charlie in the middle of trouble! This meant kennels and groomers avoided Charlie like the plague. Charlie would have given Happy Mailman a challenge! Happy Mailman is a pet boarding (over night), […]

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What do you think of the new Michael Kors store?

Heading to the airport, I passed the Michael Kors store on Broadway. Their original (first) SoHo location is on Prince street, off the “main” drag of Broadway chain stores. When Michael Kors first opened in SoHo, they weren’t in every single mall in stand-alone stores…just appeared on shelves in department stores. As the brand grew, […]

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Lighting Up Elizabeth Street!

Elizabeth Street got even prettier this holiday season…historically the local businesses on Thompson Street pitch in to install holiday lights…this year, so did Elizabeth Street! I heard from Lidia from Made In Earth that she spearheaded a project to get Elizabeth Street all lit up!  The small businesses raised enough money to have three archways: There […]

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3 Things To Know About Pi Bakerie!

My new commute consists of walking from Sullivan Street to Broadway via Broome Street every morning.  Instead of grabbing Starbucks, I have been stopping at Pi Bakerie, located at 512 Broome Street (between Thompson and West Broadway). The first time I stopped in only for coffee, but after trying some of their breakfast items (the Bougatsa […]

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Art By Friends: An Inspired Local Business!

Soho Strut has changed since our initial days of blogging.  We started hosting networking events in August, and several attendees have talked about how inspired they have been. One of the attendees is NYC litigator Christina Bruno, Esq.  Although Christina was always thinking about a way to incorporate her love of art and creativity into her career, […]

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New To Elizabeth Street: Made In Earth (MIE)

I stopped by a new store, Made in Earth, a few weeks ago on Elizabeth Street and met Lidia, one of the store managers! Made in Earth is a gemstone jewelry boutique, originating from Australia.  Their Nolita location is the third store location (the second location is in Abbott Kinney, California which opened in 2011). […]

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Thompson Chemists Hosts Holiday Breakfast This Wednesday!

We <3 Thompson Chemists (hi Jolie & Gary!) Thompson Chemists have been supporters of Soho Strut from the beginning.  They even have Soho Strut decals on both of their store locations! Thompson Chemists has been gracious enough to host breakfast this Wednesday from 8:30-11:30am!  You can read more on their blog here as well. There will […]

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Sweetgreen Nolita Opening Tomorrow – Free Lunch Offer!

Sweetgreen was founded in 2007, and strives to be a destination for delicious food that is not only healthy, but aligned with values. Their five core values are: win, win, win:  create solutions where the company wins, the customer wins, the community wins think sustainably:  make decisions that will last longer than you will keep […]

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COS SoHo – Officially Open!

While walking to work on Spring street, I saw that the COS SoHo store would be opening at 12pm on December 5th, 2014.  As of 1:30pm, COS SoHo is Officially Open! {December 5th is also my sister’s birthday!} I headed over to COS SoHo at 129 Spring Street and waited in (at that point) a small line: […]

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Velcro Pop-Up Open Now Through December 19th

After meeting up with a friend at Union Bar & Kitchen last night, I saw two billboards on Spring and Hudson advertising the Velcro Pop-Up (which I learned about on Tuesday.) I knew I had to stop by Velcro this morning!  The pop-up is open 8am-8pm every day until December 19th (longest hours in SoHo by […]

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New To SoHo Just In Time For The Holidays!

After landing at La Guardia earlier this afternoon, and taking a cab back to SoHo, I passed several new storefronts! 1.  Velcro launched a “Holiday HackShop” at 199 Lafayette on December 1st (through the 19th), open 8am-8pm 7 days-a-week.  This is the perpetual pop-up location which most recently housed the Friends’ Central Perk in honor […]

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The Process Of Planning 2015 SoHo Events

Soho Strut is building its events and community calendar for 2015.  We are trying to engage people who work and live in the neighborhood.  Check out our community calendar here! Every month, we will be hosting: Community Coffee’s: Community coffee’s are for local business owners and managers to meet and strategize ways to direct retail traffic […]

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Soho Strut Window Decals: In SoHo Retail Stores Now!

To see the Soho Strut logo in window displays was just a dream six months ago. After a VIP request (Hi, Linda from The Hat Shop!) for a window decal, we were on a mission to create something cute, fun, and that prompted customers to ask the manager/owner about their favorite spots in the neighborhood. Here […]

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