Food

Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Boulton & Watt Team Eyes Purchase of Shamlian’s Hell Square Empire

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Most anything related to Hell Square nightlife these days is usually bad news, newcomers or otherwise. Now, it appears three of the most problematic establishments are again being pitched in a manner befitting a fire sale. Controversial owner Rob Shamlian is again seeking buyers for his trio of Hell Square hot-spots – Fat Baby, Spitzer’s […]

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‘CAVA’ Readies Fast Casual Mediterranean Outpost at New 50 Spring Street Development

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The second coming of 50 Spring Street is nigh. Down came the pre-war tenement one year ago. In its place, this two story brick box, and a big-time commercial occupant. Word on the street is that fast-growing CAVA is on deck to open a new outpost here. The fast-casual restaurant – second in Manhattan for the […]

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The Lucky Bee Reopens Today After Rent-Related Hiatus

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Perhaps you noticed that the Lucky Bee on Broome Street hasn’t been open the last couple days, and without any notice. Now we know why. The closure was related to rent payment, or rather, the lack thereof. Apparently the team “fell a little behind” on payments and closed. The hiatus was ultimately short-lived, though. We’re […]

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Second ‘Lena Coffee’ is Now Operational on Eldridge Street

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Eldridge Street now has its first trendy coffee shop. As expected, West Village-based Lena Coffee lifted the veil on its newest location at 137 Eldridge Street five days ago, joining a block that continues the trend toward peak gentrification. In addition to coffee, the block between Delancey and Broome Streets also boasts several galleries, including […]

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Black Tap will Probably Open its Ludlow Location on June 20

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The paint job is essentially complete, both within and without. And with it, 177 Ludlow Street is almost ready to welcome the mass of humanity to the newest location of Black Tap. On the outside, the official branding is stamped across the storefront marquee, while above, the tenement now boasts alternate black-and-white striping. On the inside, […]

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Eels from Japan are the Latest Kenmare Street Dinner Attraction

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The block of Kenmare Street between Mulberry and Mott is a haven for Japanese cuisine. Actually, it’s really just one building – the corner anchor at 58-62 Kenmare. In the last couple of years, Ramen Lab and Yakitori Tora opened beside each other. Now, a third such establishment is joining the fray, where live eel […]

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‘Wolfnights’ will Expand to Bleecker Street Next Fall

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:09 am

Late night Lower East Side pit-stop, Wolfnights, is about to roll up to the West Village. The Hell Square-based fast food eatery will debut a Bleecker Street location next fall. Wolfnights announced the expansion to 235 Bleecker Street on its Facebook page (with plenty of emoji). Wolfnights first opened at 99 Rivington Street six years […]

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New Wine Bar Takes Shape at Pike and Division

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose a wine bar tenant to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 Division). The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to […]

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PokéSpot Expands with New Location on Cleveland Place, Now Open

Posted May 31, 2017 at 5:17 am

Union Square fast-casual Poké dispensary, PokéSpot, is ready for you to open your wallets. The expansion outpost debuted at 25 Cleveland Place this month. As you might expect, this second locale for the company is basically a carbon copy of the Union Square original – antiseptic and offering a wide selection of bowls, which can […]

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