666: Mark of the Merch No Longer
Shuttered rock club CBGB’s ongoing merchandising operation has quit plans to open a new t-shirt and swag shop at 666 Bond St.
(See our previous coverage here.)
The new CBGB Fashions location had been scheduled to open on Nov. 1. But “hidden costs” at the apocalyptic address have prompted store officials to look elsewhere, including an unspecified storefront on St. Mark’s Place, says CBGB’s Louise Parnassa.
In the meantime, impatient t-shirt seekers must stage-dive into the massive mosh pit of Internet ordering. “Due to unprecedented demand,” according to the club’s Web site, “online apparel orders will take 14 – 21 days for processing.”
Quoteth former CBGB performers Bad Brains: “How Low Can A Punk Get”?
– Chris Shott