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Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

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Insomnia Cookies to Replace Snack Dragon on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s cookies for Hell Square. What was previously Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street – out of commission for months – will soon serve late-night munchies of another sort. Baked desserts for those with the sweet tooth. That’s right. The requisite gut renovation and interior build-out began a couple weeks ago just as the […]

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This Ugly Copper Condo Tower is Proposed for 57 Orchard Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

The re-imagining of the Ridley Department Store building (aka Pink Building) on Orchard Street has taken a sudden turn to development. Developer Continental Worsteds, working in tandem with property owner Orchard Street Equities LLC, is in the planning stages to eliminate the stout 57 Orchard and replace it with a monstrous beast of gentrification. YIMBY […]

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Melt Bakery Undergoing Makeover on Orchard Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Melt Bakery is approaching its third year as a standalone shop on Orchard Street. To mark the occasion, owners Julian Plyter and Kareem Ramady have gutted the store. It’s an attempt to “make the store a friendlier place” for customers. Much needed. This place always seems pretty cramped. The dessert shop released the following information […]

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You Can Now Book a Room at the Orchard Street Hotel; Ownership Acquires GEM Soho on East Houston

Posted April 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

The eleven-story Orchard Street Hotel quietly opened on its namesake block late last week. A more formal announcement will happen in the coming days, we are told, but for now, all fifty rooms are available for booking on the recently launched website (powered by booking.com). Verdict – shoebox-sized rooms and spartan living for a premium. […]

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The Last 2 Bars Depart Orchard and East Houston for Ben Shaoul’s 10-story Condo Development

Last modified April 15, 2015 at 8:37 am

It took the Sledgehammer Ben Shaoul just over a year to acquire and boot the businesses at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets (Boogie broke the news in December 2013). But the deed is finally complete. Last night, the remaining two operators were finally forced from the block. Both bar 200 Orchard and […]

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Maraya Cigars Closes Its Orchard Street Store (Formerly Guss’ Pickles)

Posted April 7, 2015 at 5:15 am

In what seems like eons, it was already five years ago that Guss’ Pickles departed the Lower East Side for Borough Park. (Alas, the pickle purveyors didn’t last long in the new environment) Its old digs at 87 Orchard Street quickly fell into the hands of a specialty cigar shop called Maraya, whose own tenure […]

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It Might be an Uphill Battle for Martignetti Brothers’ Pizza Beach in Hell Square

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Merely a month after its Upper East Side debut, the notorious Martignetti brothers are hoping to launch a second Pizza Beach branch in Hell Square, as previously reported. Application materials supplied to Community Board 3 reveal their intention to obtain full liquor privileges at 167 Orchard Street, an outdoor cafe, and use of the 650 […]

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Adel Atelier Hair Salon Vacates 96 Orchard Street for Midtown

Last modified March 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Adel Atelier is moving away from Orchard Street after a successful three-year tenancy. We are told that the salon, which collected various accolades and press mentions, will saddle up at the end of the month. Meaning, later today. Reason given for the departure is the need for more space. As such, Adel is relocating to […]

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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian’s embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley’s, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According […]

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