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Russ & Daughters Cafe Opens Tomorrow Morning at 10am

Posted May 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

Both the Allen and Orchard Street storefronts are ready to roll. As expected, Russ & Daughters Cafe officially opens to the public tomorrow morning at 10am. The shroud of secrecy (i.e. window paper) was removed over the weekend to reveal the completed restaurant within. Shelves are stocked, tables set, and seating positioned. Here we go… News […]

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‘Publish’ Pop-Up Shop Selling Its Jogger Pants in the Back of Extra Butter on Orchard Street

Posted May 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street newcomer Extra Butter is pimping its backroom space (aka 124 Allen) to the Publish brand for a super-quick pop-up shop. Beginning later today, the LA-based menswear brand will peddle its legacy “Jogger Pants” line of threads. The kickoff party is tonight, and you have one week to visit. If that’s your style. The […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Rob Shamlian’s Liquor License at The Derby

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

Barely a fortnight after Rob Shamlian’s Derby debuted in Hell Square, the State Liquor Authority is wielding the hammer. The agency just initiated proceedings to revoke and/or cancel his liquor license at 167 Orchard Street. Shamlian had until yesterday to submit his plea to the state. The case will likely go before the full board […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe Probably Opening on May 7; Neons Switched On

Posted April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Russ & Daughters is a week out from opening its hotly-anticipated cafe at 127 Orchard Street. A store worker tells our tipster that May 7 is the target date, “God willing.” Meanwhile, the trademark red-and-green neon signage on Allen Street was switched on last week, and has been burning bright ever since. Day and night. There […]

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Home Goods ‘Coming Soon’ to 37 Orchard Street

Posted April 25, 2014 at 6:07 am

Coming Soon is. When the facade of floor-to-ceiling glass was installed a few months ago, the knee-jerk reaction was that of another gallery in the Orchard Street stable of showrooms. But the spat of changes at number 37, the former home of a real estate office for Alan Tam, is for something very different. It’s […]

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Cafe Katja Klepto Returns Stolen Table

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

That Cafe Katja klepto exposed at the end of March came clean, and returned the stolen table to the popular Austrian eatery. Guess the flyer campaign around Orchard Street – and its coverage in the press – was enough to shame the thief into doing the right thing. A Boogie tipster tells us that the […]

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Rob Shamlian’s ‘The Derby’ Opened on Orchard Street This Weekend, Replacing Tiny Fork

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

  Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian debuted The Derby in Hell Square at the end of last week, as expected. The corner nightspot had been under a quick renovation regimen since closing earlier this month; the floor was ripped up and overall decor updated. By Saturday afternoon, the place was its usual noisy self, thanks […]

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Russ & Daughters Neon Lights Debut at Orchard Street Cafe Space

Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

Since it’s arguably the best neon sign around these parts, many in the neighborhood had been patiently awaiting the arrival of another Russ & Daughters sign to light up the Lower East Side. That moment arrived a couple days ago at 127 Orchard Street where the new sixty-five-seat cafe is slated to debut in the […]

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Wallplay Debuts Intelligentsia Coffee Counter as Part of Jonathan Rosen’s “I Want” Gallery Show

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

The sandwich board outside the Wallplay showroom on Orchard Street promises an experience that’s “better than Starbucks.” The confused or intrigued should note that the announcement – dropped Sunday morning – is related to the latest endeavor inside the former MOSCOT gallery space. It’s called “(Blank),” a permanent “concept counter” run by coffee entrepreneur Fabrizio […]

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Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street is for Rent

Posted April 11, 2014 at 5:13 am

Late-night boozers in Hell Square might have one less grazing ground to soak up that stupor. It appears the Snack Dragon Taco Shack is not long for 164 Orchard Street. A tipster passes along this three-day-old real estate listing for the space, indicating the lease is for sale. News of its likely closure arrives two months […]

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