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.