Behind the Plywood at Tiny Fork on Orchard
The lavishly updated Slipper Room reopened to much fanfare last fall, but its ground-level building mate is still hobbling toward the finish line. We’re talking, of course, about Tiny Fork, Rob Shamlian’s newest Lower East Side nightspot with Frank Vivolo from Bruschetteria. As previously reported, the joint venture is an oyster bar that’s been in the works for well over two years. On-premise liquor license was just activated last week.
While the splintered plywood of 167 Orchard Street (aka 87 Stanton) continues to collect layers of bills and stickers, the interior buildout continues. Though, you wouldn’t know it. Thanks to some breaks in the shed, we have a first glimpse of the antiseptic new establishment. Just ignore the giant stack of bricks directly in front. Looks like we have wooden exterior and cream interior.
Rob Shamlian also tried to open a basement club on premise, but backed down in the face of community pressure spearheaded by the LES Dwellers NIMBY group. Remember these posters from September…?
And for no other reason than to walk down memory lane, here’s a gratuitous shot from 2009…