Clinton Street


Spying the Expanded Dining Room of Clinton Street Baking Company Ahead of its Imminent Opening

Posted November 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

Clinton Street Baking Company is almost there. Debut of its new expansion is just around the corner. Literally and figuratively. The corner storefront at East Houston – formerly occupied by Min’s Market – has been officially branded, rounded, painted red, and accented with corrugated siding, further evoking that classic diner vibe. Dedicated menu boards are […]

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Anthom Boutique Takes Over from CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street

Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Sixteen months since CULTUREfix called it quits, its former bilevel home finally found a taker. The story line here is bar to boutique. Chelsea fashion peddler, Anthom, took its fancy shmancy womenswear to 9 Clinton Street last month. The Lower East Side outpost is the second for owner Ashley Turchin. Anthom is an ecommerce-cum-brick-and-mortar that […]

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Robert G. Lopez & LES Clothing Co. Sue Puma Over ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark

Posted November 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

It’s been a minute since his last public offensive, but litigious trademark enforcer Robert G. Lopez is back on the front lines. Another multinational fashion brand is using his trademark on its sneakers. We’ve seen this happen before, and it’s most certainly not the last time… First, a recap. As we’ve reported in years past, Lopez is […]

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With Business Struggling, Stores on Clinton Street Push to Overturn Loading Zone

Last modified November 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

It’s no secret that Clinton Street businesses have been struggling of late. Deemed a shopping area, rising rents, decreased daytime foot traffic, and increased real estate taxes have created a perfect storm of hinderance. (Remember also that the street itself is haunted.) A reported nine of twenty-one stores on the west side of Clinton Street are vacancies. […]

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Rise & Grind Tattoo Calls it Quits on Clinton Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:12 am

Rise & Grind was apparently spelled with washable ink. That upstairs tattoo parlor at 9 Clinton Street shuttered last month after two years in business. A hit to the Lower East Side tattoo scene. There isn’t much notice to the community about the closure or why it happened. Perhaps the lack of foot traffic and […]

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Haunted History: There’s Just Something Strange About Clinton Street

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:19 am

2 signs? Man, everything about Clinton Street is curious. Haunted, even. Formerly known as Warren Street, Clinton Street was renamed in 1792 for George Clinton, a general in the Revolutionary War who was the first governor of New York State from 1777 to 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804. Clinton was also the Vice […]

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The Suspicious Explosion that Sidelined Kossar’s Bialys on Clinton Street [HISTORY]

Posted October 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

While Kossar’s Bakery remains shuttered for its requisite retail makeover, we thought it a good time to revisit a sordid episode in its decades-running history. A story to bide the time, if you will. Next year, the Lower East side bakery celebrates eighty years in business. Much of that history was made at its current address […]

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Koneko Cat Cafe Debuts on Clinton Street Today

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

So, it turns out America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe” needed an extra two days to put things in order. The Koneko cat cafe will actually open today, as opposed to its initial goal of Monday afternoon. “Opening up the shop has been like herding cats…literally,” Koneko owner Benjamin Kalb wrote on its Facebook page. “We’re therefore […]

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Koneko Cat Cafe Opens Next Monday on Clinton Street, Boasts Feline-Focused Garden Mural

Posted October 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

Self-proclaimed as America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe,” Koneko debuts next week at 26 Clinton Street. Reservations have been open since August, but the official opening date is set for Monday (October 26). Owner Benjamin Kalb confirmed as much in a recent post to Twitter. The security gates are usually shuttered so scoping the interior […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Opens New Outpost in Singapore

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Originally slated for a mid-September launch, the Clinton Street Baking Company remains behind schedule on its highly-anticipated extension at the corner of East Houston. In the interim, though, an expansion of another kind. Fluffing up its international holdings, you might say. Indeed, the popular Lower East Side export – helmed by Neil Kleinberg and Dede […]

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