News Roundup: Chambers of Horror

YIKES! Water-main construction on Chambers Street—from West Street to Broadway—is expected to take three years, starting next month. (Downtown Express)

gary-graham-dress-by-tribeca-citizen1STEALS AND DEALS Shoofly‘s winter clearance sale (off kids’ shoes, boots, hats, and more) begins Jan. 2. ••• Also starting Jan. 2: Gary Graham‘s sale, with 50 percent off fall 2009 merch (right). ••• And Babylicious is currently having a 40-percent-off winter clothing sale through the end of January; the shop stocks sizes for newborns up through 8-year-olds. The sale is only part of Babylicious’s news: The store will close Feb. 2 for two weeks, and when it reopens, not only will be there a new interior design but also a new name. Says co-owner Carol Adams: “Because we’re called Babylicous, people don’t always realize that we carry clothing for bigger kids.” Stay tuned….

AROUND THE WEB The New York Times drops in on Chambers Street Wines for a fairly lengthy look at whether people are spending much on wine these days. ••• And in a NYT shopping piece, designer Clodagh browsed Tama. ••• “The owner of a 19th-century Tribeca loft building at 87 Chambers Street that partially collapsed this spring filed for a full demolition permit to raze the remaining portion of the structure, the city Department of Buildings Web site shows.” (The Real Deal)

beth-ortonCOMING UP Beth Orton (left) is playing City Winery on Jan. 17; Joshua Bell, Frankie Moreno and Friends stop by Jan. 18. ••• 92YTribeca added events to its January schedule, including Comedy Below Canal with Colin Quinn (remember him?) and a bunch of other folks on Jan. 7 and singer Shannon McNally and her band Hot Sauce on Jan. 29.


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