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Paper Source Coming to Plaza Cleaners Space

Paper Source, a stationery store with 67 locations throughout the country (including three in New York), will be opening their next outpost in the space that was last occupied by Plaza Cleaners, on Seventh Avenue between Union and Berkeley, according to a job posting that went up on Craigslist last week.

"Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope [sic] and cards," the posting reads. "Paper Source offers an original aesthetic, with a color palette and proprietary designs that are developed and created exclusively by us."

The shop has locations in 23 states, and the ones in New York are in SoHo, the Upper West Side, and Cobble Hill. It's an upscale shop with a good reputation and a quality product, but for those who take issue with every new chain that opens just on principle, well, it is a chain. Aside from Lion in the Sun, which specializes more in custom invitations, there isn't much in the way of local competition.


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Reader Comments (12)

Thank Goodness! I walked to Possibilities to grab a last minute card last week and the gates were down at 6:50 on a sunny and warm evening. - Guess you can afford to do that when you're the only real card shop on 7th Avenue.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertdtnyc

Paper Source is a beautiful store. The one in Cobble Hill is terrific.

Very nice addition. Can't say a nice paper source is not an improvement over a cleaners when there are already 2 other dry cleaners on that same block.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersterling

Lion In The Sun is a great place also. At least they are far enough away from each other to not take away each other's business.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

Paper is so 20th century. Lots of old dogies will love this place

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

Everyone sends paper invites to weddings. Many civilized people still send out paper invites for showers, birthdays, showers, save the dates, graduations, and bar mitzvah's (evites are super tacky).

Paper Source also does all sorts of custom stuff: stamps, paper, labels, etc as well as paper supplies for parties and gift wrap.

I'm not old and I still use and love paper goods all the time. The internet is impersonal and like I said, tacky. Civilized people still send letters in the mail once in a while.

That Paper Source on Smith Street is heaven.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

I dont see anything more tacky than contributing to deforestation and green house gasses by using paper when there are more eco friendly alternatives

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

1. Paper Source sells recycled paper mostly.
2. Most of us do far more damaging things to the environment every day than send out a wedding invite. Drive cars, throw out food containers, styrofoam and massive amounts of trash, the list goes on and on.

Don't try to act all high and mighty over some paper.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIna

If you peek in the window, it's amazing how far back this space goes. it's deceptively large inside. They must have taken down a wall or something, because the cleaners was not that big. There's a window in the back now and the space must go back 50 feet. My wife loves Paper Source as do my daughters.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEd


Of course there are plenty of damaging things we can do to the environment-so what. We should be addressing them all, that doesnt mean ignoring this one. Recycling is only a very partial solution-and there are clear alternatives. This store doesnt just sell wedding invites, it sells all manner of unnecessary everyday uses of paper.

Youre constantly bemoaning the destruction that chains create with their environmental practices, perhaps you should start worrying about what youre doing a little closer to home.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

I am just happy it is not another eye glass store.. The permit in the window is issued to G Visions 1 Corp. The dude in the pizza place said it was gonna be a "paper goods store"

I think this is a link to the permit.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChicken Underwear

I'll send you a paper invite next time I shower.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

This will be an excellent addition to the area. Cannot wait.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEC1234

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