37-39 Clinton Street

Six Years Later, Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Finally Opens on Clinton Street

Last modified September 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

Don’t hold your breath any longer, for the time is here. Dewey Dufresne’s sandwich shop, BYGGYZ, finally debuted on the Lower East Side. The promise is fulfilled. BYGGYZ opened at 37-39 Clinton Street yesterday afternoon for the lunchtime rush. Truth be told, it bears an old-school, albeit welcome, deli counter vibe. (The previous tenant was […]

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Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Edges Closer to Opening with New Awning and Neons

Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

In no rush to open, the puzzle pieces are finally coming together for BYGGYZ. The elder Dufresne will soon return to Clinton Street after an extended hiatus. Still with no concrete opening date, it feels as though BYGGYZ is getting closer. Most obvious are the new orange awning (same color scheme as the bodega predecessor) […]

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Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Sandwich Shop Finally Shows Itself on Clinton Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:09 am

With 71 Clinton Fresh Food long gone, the elder Dufresne is coming home to Clinton Street. Dewey Dufresne (father of Wylie) hasn’t yet given up on Clinton Street. Though you may have concluded otherwise. This week there is finally some real, concrete progress at his new BYGGYZ sandwich shop. Gone is the brown window paper. New […]

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Wylie Dufresne will Help his Dad Open ‘BYGGYZ’ Sandwich Shop this Summer

Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:14 am

One Dufresne moves out, another moves in. So it goes on upper Clinton Street where the elder Dufresne is poised to return in the wake of his son’s forced departure. Yes, Dewey Dufresne is back on the block more than fifteen years after first opening the acclaimed 71 Clinton Fresh Food in 1999, and inadvertently launching […]

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Wylie Dufresne’s Dad to Open BYGGYZ Sandwich Shop on Clinton Street

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Wylie Dufresne (and WD-50) may have departed Clinton Street, but his dad, Dewey, is entering the ever-evolving restaurant row. You read that right. The elder Dufresne is taking over the former bodega at 37-39 Clinton, John’s Deli, to unleash a long-delayed sandwich shop called BYGGYZ. Apparently this concept has been in the works for three […]

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John’s Deli & Grocery on Clinton Street is on the Outs

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

Amidst a sea of restaurants, John’s Deli & Grocery defied the trend, and opened its bodega at 37-39 Clinton Street in September 2009. But their presence on the block is nearing conclusion. The leasing sign affixed to the store canopy all but confirms the news. Given the overall trajectory of Clinton Street, we’d actually be […]

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Christmas Eve Crime on Clinton Street

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Festive though the atmosphere has been in the run up to Christmas, last night the Lower East Side was faced with its latest crime.

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John’s Deli & Grocery on Clinton

Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

John’s Deli & Grocery just opened at 37-39 Clinton Street.  Yesterday, three laborers were busy installing a bright orange awning for the new market.  Seems beer was a last minute scratch from their shelves.