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Bringing It Back

by Erin Pihlaja on October 31, 2013


The Frear Building in Troy is now home to retail once more thanks to businesses like ‘e ko logic, owned by Kathleen Tesnakis (pictured above), who have set up shop in what was a retail hub for downtown Troy decades ago. Known as Frear’s Cash Bazaar, the location once housed a multistory department store, but in recent years has been used as office space.

Friday (Oct. 25) marked the grand opening of ‘e ko logic (1 Fulton St.), which manufactures high-end designs from recycled fabrics. Tesnakis formerly had a studio at 444 River St., where she produced goods for 10 years. This is the first time that ‘e ko logic, which is sold internationally, will have a retail storefront. Trojan Horse Antiques is also in the Frear Building, and both stores will soon be joined by fellow retailer Modern on the Hudson.