200 Allen Street

CB3 Votes to Deny Epstein’s Bar Revival and Shah’s Clubby Mexican Spot ‘Dos Cientos’

Posted May 16, 2017 at 9:16 am

The room was packed to the gills, hot, and without proper ventilation. Typical circumstances for a late-night Community Board 3 meeting of the SLA subcommittee. This one dragged well into the wee hours of the night. Fireworks didn’t happen until late. The potential revival of Epstein’s Bar was one of the marquee applications of the […]

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Sons of Essex Owners Vying for Multilevel Mexican Clubstaurant at Former Preserve 24 Space 

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the three years since Preserve 24 failed in epic fashion, the multilevel retail space at 200 Allen Street (aka 177 East Houston) has been shopped around for the next potential nightspot. Elements of One and One, the Late Late, and Upstate each considered, albeit separately, taking a pass at planting a business here. All […]

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Facing Rent Hike, Sugar Cafe’s Last Call is Sunday

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s last call for Sugar Cafe on Allen Street. The reliable, 24/7 corner diner has been winding down operations this week, and plans to close sometime on Sunday afternoon. We first reported the news on Tuesday after several readers passed along word, and relayed their displeasure at its passing. They noted that this is one of […]

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Rumor: ‘Sugar Cafe’ is Closing Down at the End of the Week

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sugar high is gone; now the big comedown. The no-frills, 24/7 Sugar Cafe has been fueling the area from 200 Allen Street (East Houston) for over a decade. It’s weathered the winds of gentrification and more than five years of roadwork at its doorstep. But apparently a rent increase is doing them in. Several readers inform […]

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Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Returns from Flood-Induced Hiatus

Posted September 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

Sugar is back in action on Allen Street, having reopened this past Monday. The 24/7 local standby had been closed for the last two weeks, thanks to some unspecified “plumbing emergency.” At the time, a reader spoke to the owner who indicated the water issue was the result of ongoing roadwork for the East Houston Reconstruction project […]

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Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Closes Indefinitely Due to ‘Plumbing Emergency’ [Updated]

Last modified August 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

Sugar Cafe, the reliable 24-hour eatery on Allen Street, went dark early yesterday. Handwritten signs on both corner doors blame an ambiguous “plumbing emergency” for the closure. They’ll remain of the sidelines until the problem is remedied. “We will not be able to open until the problem is solved,” the note says. Update: apparently the […]

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New Shades for Sugar Cafe on Allen

Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

“Pay attention to me,” cries Sugar Cafe at the southeast corner of Allen and East Houston. “You just don’t look at me like you used to.” Seriously, though. The 24/7 caffeine pit stop at 200 Allen added some “loud” new shades to its windowed facade. An advertisement to help stem the constant roadwork in its […]

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Batman and Joker Dining at Sugar Cafe

Posted July 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

So this happened last night on the Lower East Side. Batman and Joker dining together at Sugar Cafe on East Houston Street.

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