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Jack’s Wife Freda Opening at 224 Lafayette
Not long ago, we received a communique from a Boogie reader that Dean Jankelowitz, the longtime manager of Schiller’s Liquor Bar, had jumped ship to open his own establishment. The proverbial “end of an era,” some say. He departed McNally’s corner joint to form a new nightlife venture, the particulars of which were fairly under wraps until now.
We can now confirm that Dean, and wife Maya, are both behind Jack’s Wife Freda at 224 Lafayette Street, formerly home to Soho Grill. Storefront signage and vestibule are already in place with a teaser note advertising the opening as “coming soon.” According to Grub St, the casual spot will be serving up a menu that runs the gamut from “eggs with toast soldiers or green shakshuka in the morning, to piri-piri-spiced giblets and Freda’s Matzo Ball Soup.”
A teaser website is up, but only boasts a parking page. It should open by the end of the week.