Long-Dormant ‘Le Lupanar’ Reborn as ‘Prestige Cafe & Deli’
Holy shit. The long-vacant Le Lupanar space on Essex Street is being gutted.
The commercial space at 103 Essex Street has been collecting dust since the business shuttered five years ago. Leasing signs on the security gates had become the norm here ever since. The closest the address came to occupancy was the short-lived asset sales pitch in 2013. (The landlord previously sought $25,000 per month in a ten-year lease, plus $375,000 in key fee.)
Or, back in April when a corporate entity called Alegria briefly considered the space, then withdrew.
Now, a complete 180; it’s going full-on bodega. We’ve confirmed with the proprietor that 103 Essex Street will be home to a bodega called Prestige Cafe & Deli. It’s to become the second location of the convenience store behind Washington Heights.
Expect an opening very soon.
Hell Square is now well covered in this department; there are at least ten bodegas within this tiny zone.