Contra

‘Whynot Coffee’ on Orchard Street May Grind to Halt as Contra Principal Seeks Pizzeria

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

Whynot Coffee may soon grind to a halt. It would appear that the concept at 175 Orchard Street isn’t sustainable in the enormous space without a proper liquor license. To that end, the 2,000 square-foot store is now on the market, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Current rent is $16,400 per month with 12 years left […]

Filed Under

The ‘Contra’ Guys are Opening a Liquor Store in the old Reed Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

It sure took long enough, but the former Reed Space, which closed back in in September 2016, is now rented. Look no further than just across Orchard Street. Indeed, the principals behind Contra and Wildair – Fabian Von Hause and Jeremiah Stone – recently inked a lease at 151 Orchard (aka 156 Allen), and will be opening […]

Filed Under

Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Wildair’ at 140 Orchard Street

Posted June 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

The glut of graffiti is wiped away, the windows now squeaky clean. Yes, it’s the second coming of 140-142 Orchard Street. With liquor license activated and dining room now on public display, Wildair is almost ready for primetime. The new venture at 140 Orchard Street – not to be confused with Wassail up the block […]

Filed Under

Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

Filed Under

‘Launch F18’ Gallery Takes Flight at 94 Allen Street

Last modified March 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Those who thought the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street would obtain another liquor license can rest easy. It’s not happening anymore. You’ll recall that last year, the duo behind Contra (Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske) had scored approval from Community Board 3 to open a new “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. The […]

Filed Under

Art

Streets

Report: Contra Guys Angling to Open Another Spot at 94 Allen Street

Posted April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The long-running Swan Tile and Cabinet closed two years ago. Hard to believe that such a prime through-block storefront has been sitting vacant for so long. That could change real quick, though. A new applicant is angling to open a tapas joint here, and he’s reportedly teaming up with a popular spot on Orchard. We are […]

Filed Under

Streets