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This is an impressive and unique space that celebrates NYC culture within a small bookstore operation and has art on the walls. You have a completely private lower level 300 square foot space with a tranquil patio, and you also can take up the majority of the open space in the middle of the ground floor. You can set up down the middle upstairs in any way that does not obscure access to the books. You set the tone for your store and the front of the store is for collaborative use, as well is the signage. We have found that the NYC art and books always attract more people to your shop or event, if you are open to the public. We essentially become a vendor within your space upstairs, and you have complete privacy downstairs. If NYC culture does not fit in with your theme, this is not the space for you. If it does, this is an amazing affordable opportunity. Often our unobtrusive staff person will sit outside in front under a tree and sell artsy t-shirts and only attend to the books on request. We have excellent dedicated Wi-Fi. The place is comfy clean, with some East Village edge, not white glove inspection clean! One enters this space on the ground floor with high ceilings and continues into the private downstairs space and a backyard patio! The entire space has views of a huge, beautiful backyard garden. This stand-alone building has an airy and safe feel with abundant natural light on both floors. Perfect for your next pop-up shop, launch party, gallery opening, meeting, workshop, classroom, media needs or a small event or mixer that is not noisy to our neighbors. No music, guests or alcohol after 10pm on either floor. The space is located on 3rd Street near 1st Avenue in the thriving hip area where the East Village, Lower East Side and Noho/ Bowery area converge and two blocks from a subway station. The lower level makes the perfect exclusive hidden drop/pop up shop/breakout/meeting room/dressing room/non-cooking kitchen or room for more vendors. Yes, there is a bathroom. There are usually 10-15 pieces of art on the walls by NYC raised artists. We prefer to leave the beautiful art up and it usually adds to any event, though under some cases we can help you work around the art, like if you need to put a banner up, etc and in rare instances with proper planning ahead we can discuss removing a piece of art temporarily to satisfy a wall need you may have. We have three six-foot folding tables, two 3' x 3' square tables, six basic clothing racks and 25 chairs for your use at no additional charge. We also offer free use of a double sided "sandwich board" style signs that hold a total of two 2' wide x 3' tall posters for signage in front of the store. For retail we suggest opening after 12 Noon in this neighborhood and going as late as 10pm. There is a six hour minimum for any bookings on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday or any date between Thanksgiving and Christmas. READ THE “HOST RULES” SECTION BEFORE INQUIRING ABOUT THE SPACE Let's make this happen in a way that makes sense for you. You can visit the space seven day a week from 1pm to 11pm.
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