14 Orchard Street

One Year After its Debut, ‘Bar Belly’ on Orchard Street Closes for a Revamp

Posted August 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

It’s not quite working out for Bar Belly on Orchard Street, the so-called “little sis of The Fat Radish.” Or so it seems… A month after a subtle exterior makeover that included a sidewalk beach hut, the five-year-old establishment is again under the knife. The bar is silent and token butcher paper obstructs the gut […]

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On its 4th Anniversary, The Leadbelly Becomes ‘Bar Belly’

Last modified August 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Back in July, The Leadbelly on Orchard Street dropped the lead from its name. (This happened right around the time the premises was burglarized.) The four-year-old club is now hereafter known as simply, Bar Belly. Branding was likewise etched onto the front window of the establishment. The name change, however, is not yet reflected on […]

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‘Gohan’ Japanese Restaurant Gets Ready to Open on Orchard Street

Last modified July 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

The token butcher paper was finally removed from the window of 14 Orchard Street this week. Japanese restaurant, Gohan, is almost ready for the big time. A crinkled printout had been teasing the arrival of Gohan for months. Now that logo is emblazoned with leafing on the front door. Gohan is a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that […]

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‘Gohan’ Named as Mystery Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

While Alexander Olch focuses on the inauguration of his two-screen movie house – the Metrograph – his former boutique space is under the knife. As it’s been for several months running. The Department of Buildings recently approved permits for the renovation of 14A Orchard Street into a new use. That of an eating and drinking […]

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Alexander Olch Closes Orchard Street Boutique Ahead of Move

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Lots happening in Alexander Olch’s corner these days. Not only is the man spearheading the new Metrograph cinema arts house on Ludlow, but he’s also amidst a retail relocation. That’s right, as first reported here in July, the trendy tie purveyor is taking the business down the block to the former Sheng Wang Market at […]

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‘Ni’s Japanese Delicacies’ Joining New Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted October 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

Once Alexander Olch moves his tie shop to the corner, 14A Orchard Street will welcome a new eatery. Per our previous reports, Lovely Day owner Kazusa Jibiki is taking over the lease for the new concept, which we now learn is a Japanese joint. And it’ll feature a three-year veteran vendor of the Essex Street […]

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Lovely Day Owner Eyes 14 Orchard Street While Alexander Olch Heads Down the Block

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

One Orchard Street storefront is trading ties for Thai. As predicted, the owner behind the popular Lovely Day is opening an establishment at 14 Orchard Street. We first reported the news two months ago, but received an official confirmation thanks to the standard Community Board 3 neighborhood notice. Such signage is currently taped to the entrance […]

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Tie for Thai: Lovely Day Rumored to Open New Spot on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

If Lovely Day gets its way, will it be one? We are hearing some chatter of late that the decade-old Lovely Day cafe on Elizabeth Street has grand plans for the Lower East Side. In particular, sources say that the eclectic, yet popular Thai cafe hopes to open a location at 14 Orchard, currently home to […]

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The NYPD Installs New Trailer Spotlight Outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

When it comes to over-saturated Lower East Side nightlife, usually Hell Square hogs headlines. After all, the tiny micro-hood has more bars in three blocks than in most residential areas of the city (i.e. 62 liquor licenses). So it came as a surprise to see the same crowd-control tactics south of Delancey. Like, way south. […]

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Garrett Wasserman Paints ‘People’ Profiles Across the Lower East Side (and on Leadbelly)

Posted May 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Los Angeles-based artist Garrett Wasserman is fairly prolific on the streets of the Lower East Side these days. You’ve probably encountered his work painted on plywood enclosures at the various project sites around the ‘hood. Much of Wasserman’s output focuses on portraits of diversity, usually signed with the tag “Heart People.” This is his bio: […]

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