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Blue Bottle Coffee Opens LES Outpost at Cursed 71 Clinton Street on Friday

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clinton Street, get ready for another coffee shop. But not just any mom-and-pop. Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is opening yet another city location here. The java joint at 71 Clinton is its fifth in Manhattan proper. The new location has been a secret for months, during which remodeling activity steadily progressed below the radar. Last […]

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These are the Most Cursed Commercial Spaces on the Lower East Side [LISTS]

Posted October 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

Some commercial spaces are simply hexed. No way around it, really. One restaurant might open after a year-long build-out and fail less than a year later. It’s a scenario we see play out ad nauseam on the Lower East Side. But who is really to blame? Is the landlord over-charging to the point where business […]

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Cursed 71 Clinton Street Space Reboots with ‘The Whales’ this Week

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Down, but still not out, one Clinton Street bar-owner is apparently trying again. Those keeping track know full well that 71 Clinton Street is no stranger to turnover. It’s a perennially hexed property. Every restaurant in this spot since the eviction of Fat Hippo six years ago has been from the same principle – Patate […]

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‘Seoul Chicken’ the Latest Victim of Cursed 71 Clinton Street

Posted July 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

The curse of 71 Clinton Street is very much alive and well, striking at will, through flood, fire, and foot traffic (or lack thereof). Not even a potential $18 million building sale could change the failed fortunes of this Lower East Side address. Seoul Chicken, the latest in a long line of culinary endeavors, folded […]

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Elmo Restaurant Owner Angling to Open ‘Healthy’ Eatery at Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

Hexed and water-logged, the corner store of 160-162 Rivington Street (aka 71 Clinton) remains a tough sell. Bad luck is just woven into its DNA. The previous occupant – San Marzano Pizza – fell victim to a burst water pipe and fled the Lower East Side. It subsequently relocated to 117 Second Avenue. That happened […]

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The Cursed 71 Clinton Street is Now on the Block for $18M

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

There is a complete sea change happening on Clinton Street these days. The area always seemed a bit untouchable from the mass speculation prevalent in other areas of the Lower East Side. Yes there were tons of foodie haunts, but a nice mix of mom-and-pops existed. With the Essex Crossing happening, though, people are cashing […]

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‘Seoul Chicken’ Korean BBQ Joint Opening Inside the Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Last modified August 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

It’s really crazy how one address can be so hexed as to not allow for any business to flourish. The primary example is, of course, 71 Clinton Street. A flood took out San Marzano earlier this year, though they relocated to Second Avenue. Then there’s Itazakaya Dodom Pa. The iterations of restaurants in this location the […]

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San Marzano Will Not be Returning to Clinton Street, After All

Posted March 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

Fans of San Marzano will not like this. It turns out the five-year-old pizzeria will not be returning to 71 Clinton Street, after all. This news arrives a month after we first reported on the devastating flood which rendered the space useless. At the time, we were told by management that there was no timetable […]

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San Marzano on Clinton Street Closes Due to Burst Pipe and Flooding

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

71 Clinton Street really is hexed. It’s gotta be; the hits keep coming. San Marzano, the five-year-old pizzeria at the corner of Rivington, is down for the count. Apparently a water pipe burst and caused major flooding in the restaurant, and may take quite a while to reopen. It doesn’t look good; upon calling the […]

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Itzakaya Dodom Pa on Clinton Street Has a New Look

Posted January 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

There’s no respite, it seems, from the curse of 71 Clinton Street. This address has experienced a string of foodie failures since the departure of 71 Clinton Fresh Foods in 2006 – Fat Hippo. Patate Fellow. Hachember. This is the legacy that Izakaya Dodom Pa is up against. Just a few months after an electrical […]

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