Cafe Dancer Reopens at 96 Orchard Street

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 at 6:20 am by

Last May, barely two months into its tenure at 96 Orchard Street, Cafe Dancer abruptly closed for some unspecified “renovations.” Management informed us at the time that the remodeling was necessary to “better the food operation” and prepare for the “bar operations.” Summer was the initial projection provided for relaunch; more like autumn.

Periodic movement inside the sub-level space always signaled that Cafe Dancer would jumpstart its business here. It was only a matter of when. Well, the question was answered just before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, when newspaper clippings were finally removed from its windows and the gates hoisted. The casual hangout served for a couple days before shuttering again for the weeklong blackout.

License paperwork was finally approved by the State Liquor Authority last month for on-premise privileges. This likely explains why it’s now open.

Recent Stories

sweetgreen-kenmare
Sweetgreen is Opening Its 3rd NYC Location Imminently on Kenmare Street

Upscaling continues on Kenmare Street unchecked, from the controversial Nolitan Hotel to Ken & Cook and the Butcher’s Daughter. As such, the demand for retail units along this four-block stretch hasn’t yielded in years. The newest entrant into the increasingly crowded four-block stretch is DC-based health spot, Sweetgreen. The chain-let is on a roll of […]

Photo: emveezee
The 5th Precinct Officer and Tackled Cyclist Square off in the Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]

Last week, we published an article about a 5th Precinct cop stationed on Canal Street who tackled a red-light-running cyclist after exiting the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The story went totally bonkers with all points of view recorded in the comments (86 and counting). However, was the response (i.e. use of force) proportional to the […]

preserve24-finished
Preserve 24 Space on East Houston Might Take ‘One for the Frog’

Remnants of Preserve 24 still grace the premises of 177 East Houston nearly six months after its epic failure. The ambitious, albeit cockamamie concept – bringing to life a fictional explorer’s club story and its mission to retrieve glacial ice – had immediate trouble attracting the masses to fill the expansive two floors. No surprise […]

via-tribunali-closed
Little Seattle Blues: Via Tribunali is Finished with Ludlow Street

A tipster brought word last week that Via Tribunali had been strangely closed during peak dinner hours. Chairs on tables, blue neon unplugged; a ghost town. “I was there about a week and a half ago and it was VERY open,” the person wrote to us. Well, it’s now confirmed; they served their last Neopolitan […]

Rendering of 155 Attorney St., Photo: Midtown Equities
More Renderings Revealed for Glitzy 155 Attorney Street [PHOTOS]

With ongoing construction at the project site of 155 Attorney Street, the PR muscle behind its birth is beginning to flex. Studio V Architecture, the designer of record for the property, shared some updated renderings illustrating the future of the block. Basically, lots of glass and rooftop amenities (let’s not forget the well-dressed scalies). Get ready […]