79 Clinton Street

‘Marm Cafe’ on Clinton Street is Kaput, Transitions to ‘Bricia’

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

The end of the road is here for Marm Cafe. The three-year-old corner establishment at 79 Clinton Street hasn’t been open since at least mid-August, its fate finally sealed this week with those brown paper shades. We communicated with ownership via email several weeks ago and were told that the cafe was actually on holiday. […]

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Ainsworth Owner Looks to Impart ‘Clancey’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a withdrawal last month, the new restaurant proposed for the old Yunnan Kitchen space on Clinton Street is back on the Community Board 3 agenda next month to pitch for full liquor. As previously reported, it’s a project by restaurateurs Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart. Now that the applicants have submitted their proposal to […]

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SMAC’s Todd Birnbaum Planning Mediterranean Restaurant at Former Yunnan BBQ on Clinton Street

Last modified August 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ folded at the end of June after four years on Clinton Street. It didn’t take long for another hopeful to exhume the still-warm carcass, so to speak. That person would be restaurateur Todd Birnbaum. The notice to the community was taped to the window of 79 Clinton Street, right next to the farewell […]

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Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ Folds After 4 Years on Clinton Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:19 am

Clinton Street wasn’t too kind to the Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ restaurant. The farm-to-table Chinese restaurant will shutter on Thursday (June 30) after four years on the block. It’s just another victim in a line of foodie havens that have unsuccessfully tried to make it work here. Yunnan Kitchen opened in 2012, having replaced the beloved Lucky […]

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Vida Natural Folds After 20 Years on Clinton Street; Neighborhood Pawn Shop Moves in

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

Vida Natural on Clinton Street – founded by Jose Romano two decades ago – closed up shop last week after more than a month of uncertainty. The liquidation sale advertised in its windows of late was the tell-tale sign of demise. We hear that rising rents were the ultimate kicker. A replacement for the health […]

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‘Marm Cafe’ Opening in Falai Panetteria Space on Clinton Street

Posted February 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

Falai Panetteria was a Lower East Side fixture that held court for roughly six years at 79 Clinton Street. It sat catty-corner to the original. Yet the cafe fell on hard times toward the end of 2011, and eventually closed. There was even a short-lived reboot a few months later, but that didn’t hold much […]

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Coming Soon: Yunnan Kitchen at 79 Clinton Street

Posted March 28, 2012 at 6:09 am

Foodie fare is finally conquering the inhabitable stretch of Clinton Street north of Delancey, exposing a sole holdout of old Lower East Side to even swifter change.

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Clinton Street Suffers Retail Closures

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

It’s a veritable bloodbath down on Clinton Street near Delancey.  Until now, this slice of real estate pretty much remained impregnable from the creeping forces of gentrification.  Well, at least relatively speaking. Most of the businesses between Delancey and Rivington are a mixed bag of old school mom-and-pops – unisex barber shops, wireless dealers, bakeries, […]

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