A loan of $10,000 helped restore my store Enz's after the East Village fire. The floors, ceilings and walls were all waterlogged and will have to be replaced to avoid mold. This loan will help me with the renovation process and provide the boost needed in order to successfully run my business.


Mariann's story

My name is Mariann Marlowe, and I am the proud owner of the first punk rock shop in NYC. We opened in 1978, and we have proudly outfitted everyone from the New York Punk Rock scene here in NYC and in London. I styled Lou Reeds album cover "Coney Island Baby". I also designed the iconic zebra outfit worn by Pat Benetar. My shop is one of the most respected long standing, original go to places in the East Village. I have reinvented my shop as a Rockabilly Shop that has a world wide following in London, Norway, Australia, Brighton UK.

I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and I am a second generation Italian from a poor, but proud Italian family on Mulberry St.
My inspiration was and still is, Vivianne Westwood. After visiting her shop in London on the Kings Road, my then 21 year old husband and I opened the first punk rock shop in NYC, Ian's 49 Grove Street, which soon grew to become the outfitters for everyone on the underground NY music scene, as well as Andy Warhol.

Growing up on the Lower East Side was quite a challenge, my father passed away when I was 15, and I married my boyfriend at the age of 18.
We are still very close and he has helped me through this disaster. We opened our very first shop with $5000.00. If you google my name Mariann Marlowe, there are quite a few articles.

My dream is to continue to keep my shop open after the East Village fire. So far the repairs have cost me $30,000. This loan would help me for the next few months. I have been traveling and selling clothing throughout this tragedy, in events like Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Nashville Boogie, and through pop up shop's here in NYC located on Allen St, East Sixth Street, and Stanton St.

I am a driven soul, with an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit.
Thanks,
Mariann Marlowe



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About Enz's

Industry: Retail
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: enzsnyc.com

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