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A LOVE LETTER TO ALL MY CLIENTS AND NEIGHBOR'S

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I just wanted to take a minute to send my love to all the clients and neighbor's that have reached out to me . I opened in 1975 at 816 Madison Ave , then to 39 Christopher street , then to 47 ave A , and now to the little store at 43 Ave A  .. I have been through the death's  of my entire immediate family , the loss of Jose Antonio to aids after 20 years of making fashion in new york in 1998 I ended up  Homeless in Seattle , then opening up my own store again at 711 Third Ave , Seattle Wa ....in 1990 , and back to New York's east village in 1997 , Sept 11th , Hurricane Sandy , Superstorm Irene, and insurmountable obstacle's to keep a small mom and pop shop open in New York ....I have buried hundred's of friends and fellow artist , and 3 uncles to covid.  
But this Covid -19 pandemic , has been the hardest thing I have ever faced.   I'm watching my neighbors close up their restaurants, and small shop's on Ave A .....Clients lose their jobs and apartments.  wh…