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‘The Sosta’ will Bring Italian Fast-Casual to the Former Mott Hardware Space on Kenmare Street

Posted October 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

Its proverbial grave is still warm, but there is already a replacement venture poised to take over from the former Mott Hardware at the corner of Kenmare Street. The mom-and-pop shop just closed at the end of August after decades in business. In its stead, something called The Sosta is getting ready to open at […]

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Former Pulqueria Chef to Install ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ at the old Bacchanal on the Bowery [Updated]

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar, Bacchanal, last December. It barely lasted two years at 146 Bowery. In the intervening nine months, the only real visible activity here has been the installation of a plywood shed spanning the corner storefront, and a temporary paint job for Fashion Week. And now that […]

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Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘Spring Natural’ Opening Next Week on Kenmare Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:10 am

Spring Natural dropped the “street,” and is almost ready to reopen around the corner to 98 Kenmare Street. As previously reported, longtime owner-operator Rus Schoenholt was basically forced from their home of thirty-three years thanks to rent gouging. Indeed, with an expiring lease on hand, the landlord reportedly more than quintupled the monthly rent. Anyway, the year of […]

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Spring Street Natural Begins Work at New Kenmare Street Location

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s official… Spring Street Natural will decamp from its namesake location by the end of the year. The popular health-conscious eatery has been going strong since 1973, but spent three decades serving at the corner of Lafayette. Reason for the three-block shuffle is all too familiar – another rent refugee. Indeed, with an expiring lease […]

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Meatballer Michael Chernow Opening Seamore’s Tonight on Broome Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

Meatball Shop co-founder Michael Chernow is stepping out of the box to helm Seamore’s, a new seafood restaurant in Little Italy. Well, the waiting is over. Plywood was shed, signage hoisted, and windows scrubbed. The establishment opens tonight at 390 Broome Street, exhibiting one of the quickest turnarounds from concept to completion that we’ve seen. […]

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Charlie Bird Chef Outlines Plans for New Kenmare Street Outpost

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

With Toby’s Public House on Kenmare Street now dust in the wind, Charlie Bird is swooping in for the take. As previously reported, elements of the popular West Village restaurant are opening a 52-seat satellite location here. Much of the menu will mirror the OG, broken down by similar catgories – raw bar, small plates, […]

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Charlie Bird Confirmed for Former Toby’s Public House on Kenmare Street

Posted May 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Team Charlie Bird is, in fact, taking over the space at 86 Kenmare Street, as first reported yesterday. Eater follows up on our story, noting that sommelier Robert Bohr confirmed that he and partners Grant Reynolds and chef Ryan Hardy are working on a new restaurant at the old Toby’s Public House. The 50-seat establishment […]

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Toby’s Public House Closes Shop on Kenmare; Possible Charlie Bird Takeover Underway

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

Three years after its uphill struggle to install a location at 86 Kenmare, Toby’s Public House is kaput. The upscale pizzeria shuttered within the last couple weeks and the establishment is totally empty. But there is already interest from another suitor; an upscale newcomer to the SoHo scene. Looking at the Community Board 2 agenda for this […]

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Cafe Select’s Liquor License Expires, Nighttime Service is Temporarily Out of Commission

Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:30 am

Cafe Select is in a bit of a quandary, and the neighborhood opposition is likely rejoicing. You see, its coveted liquor license expired at the end of November. A renewal never went through. Ergo, co-owner Oliver Stumm and team are forced to adapt to the conditions on the ground. We were informed this week that […]

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Neighborhood Opposition Turns Out to Deny New Cemusa Newsstand on the Bowery

Posted October 10, 2014 at 5:22 am

  One potential newsstand owner is exhausting efforts to install a Cemusa box on the Bowery mid-section. Precisely where so much change is happening. However, it might take a minute, since the surrounding community is largely against such placement. Last month, the applicant appeared before Community Board 2 to obtain blessings for a unit outside […]

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