Smith and Butler at 249 Smith Street, has been part of the neighborhood since 2008. Now it would appear that it has closed. The boutique offered "classic, local, and vintage goods for him and her" and featured vintage motorcycles at the same time.
At the beginning of this year, the store held a huge winter sale. Shortly afterwards, the store's door closed, the sign that hung on the façade was removed, blue tarps were hung over the storefront and construction work began inside the space. This seemed consistent with reports that the boutique was getting a makeover.
However, no mention has been made of a temporary closing on Smith And Butler's web site nor on its Facebook page.
Does anyone know what is going on? Is the boutique coming back or is it gone from Smith Street forever?
A few years back, this was the home of SUR, an Argentinian restaurant/bar/ nightclub. Sur first got its start across the street at 232 Smith Street. Back then, it was a very popular steak house that helped usher in the renaissance of Smith Street back in the late 1990s. When the one story building that originally housed the eatery was demolished, it relocated to # 249 Smith Street. It was never quite the same and died a slow death at this location.
Just posted an update on Smith and Butler here:
'Smith And Butler' Boutique Will Be Replaced by Bologna-Based WP Lavori Clothing Store