The long-established Tribeca tavern called Liquor Store may have closed its doors, but in its place J. Crew extended its brand with a curated selection of men's clothing and accessories by its designers and others — all while maintaining the original vibe of the bar situated in a classic 1825 townhouse.
The sales floor features an interesting composition of sleek new finishes and bar decor. In J. Crew's remodel, certain things, like the wooden bar, were kept intact. Other things, like new lighting fixtures, were added with careful attention paid to the aesthetic appropriateness of such choices. There is a mix of vintage going on with the interior design. Everything in the space either is old or at least feels it, down to the hangers on which the clothes are displayed. A respectful gesture to the history of the place is paid with hints like liquor bottles scattered about. The shop also sells items that are unusual for its parent company, like old records and first-edition books.