89 Canal Street

Inside the Pizza Joint that Replaced Cup & Saucer

Posted January 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

Gone is Cup & Saucer, and here is the replacement – the so-called Pizza Cafe and Grill, which opened this week. Signage for the newcomer first arrived in November, and has been tough to digest. It’s definitely gonna take some getting used to. Meanwhile, the interior of 89 Canal Street was upended and turned sideways […]

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We Lost the Cup & Saucer for this Cheap Pizza Joint

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The replacement was swift and unmerciful. We lost the venerable Cup & Saucer for this shit. In comes the so-called Canal Pizza. Signage for the (presumably) cheap-eats newcomer arrived over the holiday weekend, replacing that beautifully faded print with cartoonish iconography. Meanwhile, build-out of the interior has been ongoing the last couple weeks, as previously […]

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What the Inside of the Gutted Cup & Saucer Looks Like Now

Posted November 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

Cup & Saucer ended its decades-running tenancy at the northwest corner of Canal and Eldridge Streets back in July. Since then, the restaurant space has been a dormancy, with the only activity the removal of that classic signage and the installation of leasing banners. Now, all of it is gone. Yesterday, however, provided a unique […]

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Cup & Saucer Signage Removed Ahead of Rumored Grand Street Reboot

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:15 am

For the first time in decades, the marquee at 89 Canal Street is without its Cup & Saucer branding. Two-thirds of the restaurant’s signage was removed earlier this week – the paneling from both the Canal and Eldridge Street exposures. The swinging Coca-Cola sign, meanwhile, remains in place for the time being. This loss was expected. […]

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Rumor: Cup & Saucer is Negotiating Lease for Grand Street Revival

Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

There is hope for Cup & Saucer. On the heels of its “reopening” for a Netflix film shoot (i.e. Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill), rumors are circulating about its potential Lower East Side revival. Word on the street is that co-owner John Vasilopoulos is currently negotiating a lease for a new commercial space […]

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Emma Stone Spotted at Cup & Saucer Yesterday While Filming Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

Last modified August 15, 2017 at 9:24 am

Seeing Cup & Saucer back open yesterday was little more than a tease. The luncheonette – pushed from Canal Street last month due to rent gouging – buzzed with activity. Yet not for public consumption. Netflix revived the Cup & Saucer with the singular purpose of shooting scenes for its mysterious new show, code-named “Ronald.” […]

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Neighbors Bid Farewell to Cup & Saucer with Emotional Gate Tribute

Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Monday was supposed to have been the last day in business for Cup & Saucer. Unfortunately for those seeking a last meal that day, the rude surprise of a shuttered gate signaled the early end. By yesterday morning, an outpouring of tributes to the luncheonette arrived on the doorstep. Two pieces of neon orange oaktag […]

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Today is Your Last Chance to Eat at ‘Cup & Saucer’ Before it Vanishes [Updated]

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

Cup & Saucer vanishes today after nearly thirty years serving at the corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. Blame the landlord for the steep rent gouge, increased to a purported $15,000 (plus covering real estate taxes) for renewal. Update: the Diner seems to have closed a day early. It did not open for business today. […]

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Breaking: ‘Cup & Saucer’ Ending Service on Monday After Decades on Canal Street

Last modified July 17, 2017 at 10:20 am

Say goodbye to that classic 1940s Coca-Cola sign at the corner of Eldridge and Canal Streets. Word on the block is that the fabled luncheonette, Cup & Saucer, is hanging it up. It’s closing shop after decades serving the neighborhood, thanks to a steep rent hike. And there’s no time for you to process this information, […]

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‘Cup & Saucer’ Survives the Upstairs Fire at 89 Canal Street

Posted January 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

You would think that nothing happened at 89 Canal Street. Yet, three days ago, fire broke out on the third floor (and spread to the fourth) and temporarily sidelined Cup & Saucer on the ground level. But it survived … luckily. While boards are now in the upper windows, the greasy-spoon remains open for business. Cup & […]

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