- Featured / Barzinho Making a Comeback at 48 Hester Street
Barzinho Making a Comeback at 48 Hester Street
Posted on: January 24th, 2013 at 6:09 am by Elie
Last modified on: January 24, 2013 at 6:10 am
The purple marquee still reads “Information Overload,” an apparent reference to the signage clutter around Chinatown. A holdover from previous occupancy. Once upon a time – 2006, to be exact – 48 Hester Street hosted a backroom boutique showroom by Denise Williamson. Fast forward six years, and it’s now poised to become a Brazilian eatery.
For the last two months, contractors have been preparing the subtle storefront of 48 Hester for a mystery tenant. The windows were, and still remain covered with garbage bags; TVs illuminate the space at night; a Brazilian flag graces the interior. It is here that the onetime-popular Barzinho hangout will reportedly make a comeback…crosstown from its former Tribeca digs. Indeed, the restaurant first opened at 225 West Broadway in January 2010 but was evicted a little more than a year later (the dreaded Marshal’s notice).
Barzinho is listed to appear before the SLA committee of Community Board 3 to argue for a wine and beer license. With Brown and Orange out of the equation, this spot is well-positioned to clean up.
What did you think of Barzinho when it was still in operation?
It’s a narrow tract of SoHo land currently underutilized and certainly overpriced, so why not re-develop it? The city’s Economic Development Corporation, the previous owner, ultimately decided to sell the 6,190 square-foot parcel (address is 19 East Houston) in 2013 to Madison Capital for $26 million. However, the deal didn’t actually go through until two weeks ago, […]
Local macaron bakery, Bisous Ciao, just pulled the plug on its original Lower East Side outpost. Security gate is drawn, and a handwritten note pasted to the window bids farewell to Hell Square. First on the scene in September 2010, Bisous Ciao spent nearly six years at 101 Stanton Street. This flagship brick-and-mortar was an […]
It’s old news that hated developer-landlord Ben Shaoul attracted Equinox gym to his new ten-story condo project beside Katz’s Deli. But it’s not yet a done deal. More red tape. The city, vis-a-vis the Board of Standards and Appeals, must first approve a special permit to operate a “physical culture establishment” under current zoning restrictions […]
Down, but still not out, one Clinton Street bar-owner is apparently trying again. Those keeping track know full well that 71 Clinton Street is no stranger to turnover. It’s a perennially hexed property. Every restaurant in this spot since the eviction of Fat Hippo six years ago has been from the same principle – Patate […]
You know all of those wouldn’t-it-be-great band names that you’ve come up with when you are in a slightly “altered” state? Here’s your chance to create that band. Well, sort of. ABC No Rio has been the host for many a hardcore punk band in the past. But their makeshift creative space, carved out of […]
This week, hometown heroes The Strokes previewed new material from their forthcoming four-song EP. It’s the first concrete output since the band’s 2013 release, Comedown Machine. Future Present Past, as the record is dubbed, debuts on June 3 (though, currently on Spotify), via singer Julian Casablancas’ own Cult Records imprint. While native advertising has been […]
The long-vacant Allen Mall Bathhouse is getting a deep scrub-down. As previously reported, the Parks Department last week commenced asbestos abatement activity with the purpose of returning the decades-old facility to community use. Namely, a “comfort station” that offers an affordable food stand and (possibly) bike repair station. Due to the ongoing work, we now […]
It’s not enough that Councilwoman Margaret Chin introduced legislation to prevent another Rivington House situation from happening. Or that our public officials continue to assert that the deed restriction process will require more scrutiny in the future. Here’s what needs to happen: the $116 million deal needs to be rescinded, the lifted deed reinstated, and […]
For the first time in forever, the roll-down security gates are open at 153 Rivington Street. The shutters have been perennially – more or less – closed since Calexico faded from the commercial landscape last July. Pasted to the window is the familiar computer-printed City Marshal seizure notice. The order was issued last week; better […]
More drama over at 43 Essex Street, where the stripped store remains barren. Activity revived last week with more shuffling about the premises; it appeared that build-out was back on track. Not so fast, though. The city quickly stepped in and shut it all down. The Department of Buildings sent an inspector last week, which […]