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Yesterday, directly across Oak Street from the Esquire Theater, newspaper has gone in the windows of the vacant garden level storefront below Pratesi that was last occupied by Steven Alan's sample sale over a year and a half ago. The newspaper, which includes the comics section has been stamped all over with a big "9".
The storefront has been taken over by Bucktown menswear boutique, Apartment Number 9 and is on schedule to open next week. Inside the store, boxes, paper and miscellanies furniture are laying about which made us question if it was a permanent location or just a holiday pop-up, because it's hard to believe that they'll leave the space as raw as it is now.
Sarah Blessing, owner of Apartment Number 9 says, the store is in fact a pop-up, will open next Friday and stay open until January 7th. The store will carry a melange of labels from their normal roster, along with an expanded shoe selection and a special shop-in-shop. More info as it is available.
· Apartment Number 9 [Official Site]