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Grilled Cheese Restaurant Opens at 188 Allen Street

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

That new grilled cheese restaurant-bar at 188 Allen Street is now open. Awnings have been unrolled and stools set at the various tables. Last identified as “Cheese Grille” by various Craigslist job listings, the manager inside said the business is still nameless, and informed us that the official christening should happen sometime next month. A […]

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Tokyo Rebel Finds a New Home at 158 Allen Street

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Where so many other boutiques have failed – most recently, Feltraiger – another is rolling the dice at 158 Allen Street. And a familiar face, at that. Alphabet City refugee Tokyo Rebel finally found a new permanent home. The five-year-old unique boutique opened its latest flagship store at 158 Allen on Tuesday afternoon. The event was […]

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Parking Attendant at Allen Street Garage Accused of ‘Borrowing’ Customer’s Car

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron is super worried about leaving his dad’s “choice” Ferrari in a Chicago parking garage. We see why once the two parking attendants take it for a spin with the main title of Star Wars blaring. A similar event befell one local Lower East Sider … sans the epic Star […]

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Roman’s Italian Delicatessen Arrives on Allen Street

Posted July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Here’s a newcomer we didn’t quite expect on Allen Street. An honest-to-god Italian Delicatessen called “Roman’s.” With little square-footage to its name, the store is pretty self-explanatory. You go in for a sandwich. Meats are housed in a glass case by the counter, baked bread sits in the window (with Colosseum emblazoned); shelves are stocked […]

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Copper & Oak Opens Tonight at 157 Allen Street

Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

There is a new whiskey joint in town. After a year of renovations and liquor license protocol, Copper & Oak finally debuts later tonight at 157 Allen Street. Proprietor Falvien Desoblin, a veteran of the Brandy Library, had previously described the establishment as an “upscale bar offering knowledgeable service on brown spirits.” To that end, recent marketing material […]

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Clayton’s Corner: World War 3 and Chalkboard Tees

Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

  This week’s installment of Clayton’s Corner… World War 3 Illustrated book release party at Blue Stockings – original editors Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, who started the magazine in 1980 … WW3 illustrator Mac McGill, an ACKER Award recipient… …Art show at Chalkboard T-Shirt pop-up store on Lafayette Street. Street artist Gazoo To The Moon […]

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Preserve 24 Closes for ‘Remodeling’ with New Ownership on the Way

Posted June 30, 2014 at 5:25 am

Preserve 24 certainly went over like a lead balloon. That much is true; this ain’t no Led Zeppelin. A reader informs us that Preserve 24 closed Friday afternoon with a sign explaining “renovations” afoot. Then the announcement was swapped a day later to indicate that both “remodel” and new ownership are underway. No matter how […]

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Móle Won’t Be Reopening at 205 Allen Street

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:04 am

And the truth comes out… Contrary to what contractors at 205 Allen Street had revealed three weeks ago, Móle is not in fact closed for renovations (or, “remodelations” as the letter stated). They’re actually closed for good. No big surprise there. The token leasing sign made its grand appearance on the storefront yesterday afternoon. So, no more Móle for […]

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‘iMakr’ 3D Printing Company Opening Flagship Store on Allen Street

Last modified June 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

Enthusiasts of 3D printing will have one more neighborhood spot to tickle their tech craving. Makerbot is no longer the only game around here. The UK-based iMakr company – which debuted in London last year – is opening its flagship US location on the Lower East Side tomorrow night (June 19). Fans can sign up […]

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Report: Dickson Hairshop is Closing at the End of July

Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Word came down the pike last week that Dickson Hairshop is on the ropes and will soon close for good. A tipster recently got a trim, and tells us that the owner was struck with an undisclosed illness. As a result, they’ll reportedly be taking the last appointments through the end of July. And then that’s […]

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