Orchard Street

Unable to Negotiate Lease Renewal, ‘Flow Life’ Holistic Lounge Departs After 2 Years on Orchard Street

Last modified July 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Chalk up 58 Orchard Street as another cursed retail space. The Flow Life holistic lounge shuttered last week after just over two years on the block. Reason given – per the farewell letter taped to the door – is they were “unable to negotiate a lease renewal.” Ownership is currently seeking a larger location to […]

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Restaurateur Alain Allegretti to Impart ‘Frenchie’s Fish Bar’ in Troubled Wassail Space

Last modified January 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

Orchard Street cider bar Wassail has been looking to sell out for quite some time. For the better part of the last year, from what we understand. We saw a listing on Sinvin for $16,480 per month in rent, plus an additional $395,000 in key money to take over the lease (8.5 years remain). Well, […]

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‘The Dressing Room’ Bar and Boutique on Orchard Street Closes Down Tomorrow Night

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two weeks after breaking the news, we can now report that the Dressing Room on Orchard Street won’t survive January. Tomorrow is the final day in business for the ten-year-old bar-boutique. The first sign of its demise – quite literally – was the advent earlier this month of a leasing banner strung from the fire […]

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Queens-Based ‘Butcher Bar’ Takes Over Cursed 146 Orchard Street

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

There has been almost zero activity at 146 Orchard Street in the last four years. Just a disheveled appearance and a notorious reputation as a cursed space. This marked silence was finally pierced earlier this week, however, with the announcement of a new tenant. Get ready for the Butcher Bar. This disheveled storefront, you’ll recall, […]

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Where Vaping Previously Failed, ‘Vapeology’ Smokes up 166 Orchard Street

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:09 am

Meet the new tenant at 166 Orchard Street. Same as the old. Well, almost. Six months after the departure of Vapeya from the retail landscape, something called Vapeology just moved down from upstate. It’s been open for a few weeks now. The interior looks basically identical to its predecessor – an L-shaped glass bar backed […]

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‘New Territories’ Dessert Shop ups the Ice Cream Game in Hell Square

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Another built-for-instagram sweets shop just hit the Lower East Side. And it’s apparently the hottest new shop in Hell. Square, that is. New Territories sold out of product upon its opening Sunday night at 190 Orchard Street. They won’t be back for your dollar until tomorrow, according to a sign on the closed gate. Owned and […]

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The Fat Radish Changes it up with New Lunch Concept and Pintail Coffee

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:19 am

Change is afoot in the Fat Radish empire. The modern British eatery at 17 Orchard Street is set to dish out a new “lunch concept,” and duly welcomes executive chef Nick Wilber back into the fold, to work alongside head chef Jared Dowling. Owners Ben Towill and Phil Winser had previously relocated Wilber to their Upper East Side […]

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MooShoes Full Service Vegan Grocery Opens at the End of the Month on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:10 am

MooShoes reopened back in September with a totally new look. The popular cruelty-free shoe shop divided its retail space at 78 Orchard Street, and is now getting into the food game. Quite literally narrowing the retail shopping experience allowed ownership to introduce Orchard Grocer, as we first reported. The full service vegan grocery will feature […]

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‘Red Compass’ Briefly Shutters After a Year on Orchard Street, but Reopens [Updated]

Last modified May 11, 2017 at 8:11 am

Red Compass, the ill-fated Georgian restaurant at 154 Orchard Street, is apparently on ice. The sub-level restaurant has been closed for consecutive nights, and without notice. The only clue is the “Rent Demand” letter taped to the shuttered gates. According to the document, ownership owes landlord Abraham Noy nearly $14K in back rent. UPDATE: Red Compass […]

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Post-Storm Stray Voltage Found on Orchard Street

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:18 am

Stray voltage remains one of Con Edison’s biggest problems, yet it’s not often discussed in the public forum. Only when tragedy strikes. (The placement of the skull Halloween jug is apropos.) The last time the hot-button issue came up was in February 2014 when a dog was electrocuted to death on Clinton Street. Objects on […]

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