Looks like sneakerheads will no longer have to travel far to get their kicks–a new “premium sneaker boutique” called Sole Survivor is coming to Tompkins Avenue between Putnam and Jefferson. It will be occupying the space next door to Common Grounds Coffee House and is one block south of the newly opened pastry shop, La Table Exquise. A quick search on this new shoe boutique turned up nothing.
When I peeped into the window I could see that the lighting was in place, and Inquisigal mentioned to me recently that the owners had decorated the storefront for Halloween. That must mean that the grand opening will be happening soon.
I love the look of the storefront–the bold white exterior, the sidewalk lights, the font (Is that Helvetica Neue Bold Condensed???). It looks very Soho. So far, they seem to be doing everything right. I’m always happy to see a unique business opening in the neighborhood. I wish the owners well.
What do you think? Good fit for the area? Anyone got an exact opening date?
In keeping with the Manhattan theme, there’s even a new lighting store that has opened on Tompkins at Madison Street. Very very Bowery if you ask me.