Seen & Heard: Soho’s Most Interesting New Store

••• A few updates to Community Board 1’s December agendas:

—Land Use Committee (Dec. 11): The discussion about privately owned public spaces has been postponed.
—Youth & Education Committee (Dec. 12): Meeting canceled.
—Licensing Committee (Dec. 13): Added to the agenda: “2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour street activity permit application on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Various streets).” Also, already on the agenda but missed by me last time, “40 Rector Street, application for liquor license for Poke FiDi LLC d/b/a Chikarashi.” Chikarashi is the popular poke restaurant at 227 Canal.

••• The acupuncture office opening at 3 Jay is called Common Point.

••• Advanced Dermatology, which absorbed Kahn Dermatology, appears to be interested in leaving 5 Harrison Street.

••• The goodbye note from Antiqueria Tribeca:

We would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all friends and loyal customers for visiting us through the years at 129 Duane Street in Tribeca. As one door closes another one opens. Even though we have now permanently closed our brick and mortar location, we are happy to announce that Antiqueria Tribeca is still going strong. We look forward to continuing  to serve your furniture and lighting needs online at antiqueria.com where our inventory can be viewed from the comfort of your home. Call us at 212-227-7500 or 516-840-0950 to make an appointment to visit us at our huge warehouse at 62 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY. We look forward to seeing you again.

••• J. sent over a bunch of photos of Guild NY, the new store at 53 Howard (309 Canal) being opened by interior design firm Roman and Williams. (The building also fronts Mercer and Canal, and as you can see, the restoration is exciting.) As for the store, in October, New York magazine said to expect the following:

1. Café: Pastries and more by chef Marie-Aude Rose plated on Roman and Williams wares. 2. Flower shop: Emily Thompson arrangements. 3. Roman and Williams’s collection displayed as living rooms. 4. Art supplies room. 5. Shoppable library. 6. Dining room: Private-event space decorated with 100 bowls, like a 1939 Norwegian Burl ($1,800) and a Stone Lotus ($400), on velvet-lined shelves.

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