Coming Soon: Black Tree Sandwich Shop at 131 Orchard

Posted on: November 9th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Orchard Street north of Delancey is getting liquored up and lacquered down. Another restaurant establishment is gunning for a vacant storefront in the upper reaches of the former bargain district. Indeed, with Black Tree as newcomer, the area is continuing on its post-leather-vendor trajectory.

Seven-month-old Black Tree (not to be confused with nearby Spur Tree) is simply a sandwich shop without a proper home. Until now, the Brooklyn-based concept only peddled its lunchables at the Crown Inn on Franklin Avenue, Pushcart Coffee, and the New Amsterdam Market. 131 Orchard Street marks the official brick-and-mortar flagship. And to that end, principals seek on-premise liquor privileges for this small space which once housed International Luggage. They’ll have an opportunity later this month at the Community Board 3 SLA meeting.

[Black Tree Co-Owner Sandy Dee Hall; Photo by Lady of Grand]

Plan for the space includes ten tables with twenty seats, and a thirty-two-foot bar boasting thirteen stools.

Like other foodie havens, Black Tree prides itself on crafting sandwiches with only locally-grown ingredients. Much of the menu availability is, in fact, based upon what’s gathered at the Union Square or Brooklyn Farmers Markets. Here’s a sample of the offerings:

Recent Stories

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is Happening this Weekend

The 6th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of local entertainment and creative craftsmanship throughout more than 50 community gardens spread across Lower Manhattan. Just a few of the many highlights partaking in this year’s festival include fairy tale puppetry by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, a thought provoking look […]

Cafe Grumpy Reclaims Adjacent Store at 13 Essex Street for ‘Training Lab’

With Factory Tamal now up and running on Ludlow Street, its former location is back in the hands of its maker, so to speak. Cafe Grumpy just reclaimed the other half of its Essex Street coffee shop. We are told that the south store of 13 Essex Street – formerly the cafe’s on-premise bakery – […]

In What was American Apparel, ‘Dr Smood’ Health Eatery Debuts on East Houston

The doctor is now seeing patients. Customers, rather. Dr Smood, the health eatery that offers “smart food for a good mood,” opened the doors to its Lower East Side location this week. As you might expect, the new “organic boutique cafe” at the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets carries with it an antiseptic […]

Another Look at the 7-Story Rental to Destroy 200-Year-Old Federal Row Houses on Grand Street

A row of historically significant Grand Street buildings is one step closer to demolition. Applications were filed with the city last week to erect the seven-story residential structure at 282-286 Grand Street. We first broke news of this development back in April. The property owner – former oncologist-cum-art dealer Marc Straus – has major plans […]

Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

  • Yummy

    Welcome to the neighborhood my sandwich friends.