Barzinho Making a Comeback at 48 Hester Street

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

barzinho-48-hester-3

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-48-hester-1

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?

barzinho-48-hester-2

Recent Stories

The Bowery near Prince St.
20 Photos from the (Very Different) Lower East Side of the 1980s [PHOTOS]

Thirty-year Lower East Side resident Steve Butcher recently emailed us to share a trove of archival images of the “good old bad days.” The 88-shot collection – dating back to the early eighties and nineties – further illustrates a neighborhood almost unrecognizable (nay, unfathomable) to today’s residents. We see the context and character that preceded […]

cafe colonial goodbye
It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

Photo: Gilf's Instagram
Street Artist GILF Notes the “Gentrification in Progress” at 190 Bowery

Street artist GILF returned to the Lower East Side in the overnight hours to provide some illicit commentary to the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. For a brief period, the staircase was condoned off with her token “Gentrification in Progress” tape. Her goal with the exhibition is a discussion of the “rising rent […]

102 Norfolk St., July 2014
DOH Implements New Lead Dust Procedures in Response to Mahfar Tenant Harassment

Those following the saga of Samy Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) know that the controversial landlord subjected tenants to hazardous lead levels in at least two of his many Lower East Side Holdings. For instance, tests conducted by the Department of Health concluded that 102 Norfolk Street boasted 2,900 times the legal limit. The scary exposure became […]

7th-precinct
The LES Dwellers Call for Dissolution of 7th Precinct Community Council

The flashpoint local block association, LES Dwellers, are again at the forefront of controversy. This time, ire is directed toward the 7th Precinct Community Council for purported lack of transparency. The proverbial straw that broke the Hell Square back was cancellation of the scheduled public session at the last community affairs meeting on Wednesday. From the mailbag: […]

  • Saphyr

    The people who own Barzinho will not succeed in getting a wine and beer license. A school is across the street.