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Top Hops ‘To-Go’ at Essex Market Delayed, Now Opening Next Tuesday

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

After several delays, Top Hops will actually debut its new micro dispensary next week inside the Essex Street Market. Plans are to open the new beer stall Tuesday at 10am (August 2). As previously reported, the takeaway craft beer spot carries fifty varieties of bottled/canned brew, four tap lines into local drafts for growlers, and […]

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‘Gohan’ Japanese Restaurant Gets Ready to Open on Orchard Street

Last modified July 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

The token butcher paper was finally removed from the window of 14 Orchard Street this week. Japanese restaurant, Gohan, is almost ready for the big time. A crinkled printout had been teasing the arrival of Gohan for months. Now that logo is emblazoned with leafing on the front door. Gohan is a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that […]

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Pies ‘n’ Thighs is Closing on Sunday After Less than Two Years on Canal Street

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:09 am

This goose is cooked. Word on the block is that Pies ‘n’ Thighs is set to close its Lower East Side outpost later this week. A tipster tells us that staff was informed of the closure on Monday evening. The last day in business for the homestyle restaurant at 43 Canal Street is next Sunday. […]

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Looks Like ‘Black Tap’ and its Milkshakes will Try Where Quality Eats Failed on Ludlow Street

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

One year into its reign, SoHo-based burger joint, Black Tap, is angling to open a new location on the Lower East Side. Its address of choice for the third outpost has been hotly contested lately – 177 Ludlow Street. Yep, owner Samy Mahfar is again reaching for the realm of foodie chains for his Hell Square […]

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Rumor: ‘Taqueria Diana’ to Open Another Location on Clinton Street

Posted July 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

A mini-chain of Mexican restaurants across the city is about to open its fourth location. Lower East Side next. The C&C Prosperity Dumpling offshoot at 69 Clinton Street shuttered back in May. Controversy surrounding the original Eldridge dumpling house (i.e. back-alley kitchen and prep) eventually caught up with this spot. That coupled with the earlier […]

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LES Stalwart ‘Classic Coffee Shop’ Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

Well, this certainly isn’t the best way to start the day. The Classic Coffee Shop on Hester Street, the authentic luncheonette mainstay in the neighborhood for decades, is currently closed for renovations. Temporarily, though. This, according to a computer printout pasted to the shuttered gate. Despite the unease – these renovation notices are oftentimes a […]

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With ‘Li-Li’s’ Bar Donezo, Vegan Fashion Brand ‘Vaute NYC’ Moves to 114 Stanton Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:06 am

As nightlife dries up on part of Stanton Street, fashion takes hold. Li-Li’s deubted at 112 Stanton Street back in December. It wasn’t really on anyone’s radar, which is probably why it’s now down for the count. This so-called restaurant dedicated to French fusion fare hasn’t been open for consecutive months. The security gates firmly in […]

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Your First Peek Inside ‘Little Canal’ Soon to Open at 26 Canal Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Take a peek. That there is the interior of the newest Chinatown eatery, Little Canal. Under construction for seven months already, paper window treatments had obscured its identity until now. And judging by the progress within, a grand opening at 26 Canal Street can’t be too far off. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas […]

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Nitecap to Reopen Tomorrow Down the Block in Bar 151 Space

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:19 am

The cocktail den beneath Schapiro’s – Nitecap – just announced its move down the block to the basement of 151 Rivington Street. Ownership closed the establishment last week, and plans on reopening in the new space, heretofore occupied by 151, tomorrow evening. They had been at this address for two years. A sign atop the […]

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First Look at ‘The John Lamb’ Nightspot at Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

And here you thought it would never happen. The John Lamb is opening soon at the relatively new Sago Hotel on Orchard Street. It’s been a long time coming for principal Joseph Valentine, who’s been threatening this farm-to-table restaurant concept for nearly two years already. Teaser signage was posted in the windows of 119 Orchard […]

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