Another (temporary) Closure On Oak Street

The Kate Spade boutique (56 East Oak Street) is the latest shop on Oak Street to close it’s doors. Fortunately, this one is temporary. The store will reopen at the end of the month after an interior renovation.

Shopgirls were seen packing up the inventory tonight, leaving the mannequins you see here rather naked on a frosty winter’s night.

Still, walking down Oak Street at night, especially in front of the old Esquire Theater, is kind of creepy. With all of the shuttered storefronts if you didn’t know that you were on one of the city’s snootiest shopping blocks you might feel unsafe.

Author: Editor

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