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:

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  • Yummy

    Welcome to the neighborhood my sandwich friends.