131 Orchard Street

Black Tree Reboot ‘Raw Material’ Evicted from Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

For the second time in two years, the Health Department wielded its hammer at 131 Orchard Street. Only this time, for Raw Material (nee Black Tree), it wasn’t a mouse infestation. In an apparent coordinated hit by the Health Department and the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, inspectors recently shut down the eight-month-old Raw […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street Rebounds as ‘Raw Material’

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

Christmas come early for team Black Tree. The sandwich shop closed its Orchard Street location earlier this month in anticipation of a December reboot. Well, chef-owner Sandy Dee Hall just reopened on Friday as something called Raw Material. And as the sandwich board notes, it’s in soft launch mode. Raw Material, according to the website, is […]

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Black Tree Closes Orchard Street Sandwich Shop Until December Reboot

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

Black Tree served its last sandwiches on the Lower East Side this past Saturday. The three-year-old restaurant closed down after an eleventh-hour extension through the weekend, all in anticipation of a wintertime reboot at 131 Orchard Street. “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street is Closing Ahead of Winter Reboot

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

Black Tree is closing at the end of the month in anticipation of a reboot. A concept revamp, if you will. Owner Sandy Dee Hall announced the news yesterday, noting, “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this month, but we’re going to reopen with […]

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Black Tree Grows the Business with New Brooklyn Outpost

Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

​A (black) tree grows in Brooklyn. Yep, the popular Orchard Street sandwich shop just expanded its business into the outer boroughs. Ownership has been eyeing a second location for over a year, having briefly considered both a move into the adjacent storefront as well as a second counter across the street (122 Orchard). Neither of […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street Reopens After DOH Shutter for Mouse Infestation 

Posted June 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

Black Tree on Orchard Street is now serving again, having reopened days after the Department of Health shut them down for a terrible mouse infestation. The locally sourced, farm-to-table sandwich outpost spent three days on the sidelines, during which time the space was upended for cleaning. The Wednesday inspection turned up damning evidence. However, co-owner […]

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East Coast MMA Opening ‘Fight Shop’ at 131 Orchard Street

Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:00 am

The half of 131 Orchard initially earmarked for Black Tree expansion has taken a different commercial course entirely. Back to retail for the former leather vendor M.S. Fashions. This south store was under the knife these last few months, shielded by a tattered sidewalk shed sheathed in graffiti and DOB permits. Coincidentally, construction concluded last […]

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Black Tree Nixes Expansion Into Adjacent Space; Principals Eye 122 Orchard Street

Last modified December 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Serving Orchard Street for a year and a half, Brooklyn-based Black Tree was thought to be on the offensive. Having already secured proper blessings from Community Board 3, the low key “farm-to-table” sandwich shop was poised to annex the adjacent store and with full liquor. But landlord greed was reportedly the proverbial monkey wrench in […]

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Another Bargain Leather Vendor Is Departing Orchard Street

Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

The endangered species of Orchard Street leather vendors is poised to lose yet another. Bye bye bargain district … or whatever sliver was left of it. 131 Orchard now carries the proverbial target on its storefront. RKF leasing signage (giving Misrahi a run for their money?) hangs above the entrance to M.S. Fashions. The leather […]

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Black Tree Sandwich Shop Opens at 131 Orchard Today

Posted May 1, 2013 at 6:55 am

It’s been six months since we brought word that Brooklyn-based sandwich shop Black Tree was opening a spot on the Lower East Side.

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