Seen & Heard: Fabric Store Closing

••• Suzanne points out in a comment that Jem Fabric Warehouse (and its cute little café) on Broadway “is closing, but one of the owners is moving the great classes they offered to a new space at White and Broadway.” I emailed Jem to confirm it, but I haven’t heard back.

••• Mark your calendars! Tribeca-based designer Joy Gryson and I are having a party—and you’re invited—on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the By Joy Gryson boutique at 106 Franklin (a couple of doors west of All Good Things). Come on over, have a glass of wine (thanks to Frankly Wines), and let’s talk about spring trends, Tribeca gossip, the weather…. Joy will be on hand to give style advice, and I’m sure I’ll tell a few stories I shouldn’t. Plus! During the event, you’ll save 15% on the spring lines of all three of Joy’s brands: Gryson, Olivia Harris, and IIIBeCa.

••• Form Community Board 1: “To accommodate those observing Holy Thursday, we have moved the full board meeting to Wednesday, March 27th at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at 7 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich Street), 10th Floor.” Bring ID.

••• The New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball is April 8.

••• Torly Kid is starting up its tween book club again.



  1. Is Jem Fabrics staying on Broadway, or will it be on White Street?

  2. @Randy: My impression (from Suzanne’s comment) is that the fabric store will be no longer, but the classes will be offered in a space on White (or possible the Space on White, I suppose). I never heard back when I emailed; I’ll try to stop by and ask.

  3. Any idea why they are moving out?

  4. The classes will be at 81 White St under the name Jemz. Not sure if the new owners will keep its Broadway location as a fabric store or not.