Fat Radish Purchases and Closes Sweet Paradise

Posted on: March 19th, 2012 at 6:44 am by

There’s some fresh nightlife drama happening down at the corner of Orchard and Canal Streets, and it ain’t no sweet paradise. File this one under mergers and acquisitions.

In the nearly two years since the Brit-flavored Fat Radish opened at 17 Orchard Street, the popular restaurant has carefully cultivated the reputation of being a trendy Lower East Side destination (mainly for brunch). For better or worse; and in light of recent developments, some feel it’s the latter. Indeed, word on the street is that the neighborhood newcomer just purchased the low-key hangout Sweet Paradise across the street at number 14. And Saturday was the last night in business.

In the wake of this closure, sources are telling us that some of the former members of the bar staff are angling to open a new venue in the neighborhood later this summer. We hear that this so-called expat venture is nearby and will boast the same vibe as Sweet Paradise. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, there’s still no word on what Fat Radish has in mind for their new acquisition…

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