The New York Times recently reported the sad news of the demise of SoHo “design mecca” Moss. Murray Moss opened the store in 1994 on Greene Street near Houston before moving to the current location’s 7,000 square feet in 1999. According to the NYT article, the “old paradigm” of running a “free museum” no longer works for Moss. As for the future, the company will move to a “smaller, more versatile space yet to be determined, from which the two partners will continue to exhibit and sell new design. They also plan to open Moss Bureau, a consultancy that will allow Mr. Moss to monetize his position as a design deity.”
Moss has shuttered before—in November of 2010, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance shuttered the emporium for withholding taxes, but only temporarily.