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Punk Emporium, Trash and Vaudeville Leaves East Village Roots. Max’s Icons Remeber Its History

Punk Emporium, Trash and Vaudeville Leaves East Village Roots. Max’s Icons Remeber Its History

Trash and Vaudeville, was once the place to find the best punk attire. The store was one of the first places in the United States to carry Doc Martins and embrace punk fashion. Located on 4 St. Marks Place, the shop closed its doors after 41 years this past Sunday. Trash and Vaudeville survived other closings that took place in the area including Sounds record shop and Patricia Field Boutique. Although this location is closing, it’s not the end of the iconic shop. It’s moving to 96 East 17th Street near 5th Ave. Customers panning four decades were some of Max’s regulars including Chris Stein of Blondie and members of The Ramones. Shop owner, Ray Goodman found himself connecting music he loved to dressing the stars who played it. He recalls a time when Joey Ramone came in with his mom, “she was just the nicest” he said as he looked for pants to fit his willowy 6-foot-5 frame. Marky Ramone even came to say goodbye to the shop’s historic location. “Me and Joey and Dee Dee used to come,” he recalled. “It’s the No. 1 place. A lot of my coats used to get robbed. I knew where to go. “I guess it really is the end of an era. But we can’t always hold on to what we once knew.” Read more about Trash and Vaudeville and it’s last day here.