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‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is […]

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‘Organika’ Principal Seeks to Open ‘Galeria’ Vegetarian Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Six years after its debut in the West Village, the Organika wine bar team is headed east. An expansion of sorts, albeit with an artistic bent. Last month, ownership (i.e. Jairo Barros) submitted application materials to Community Board 3 for a new concept at 43 Clinton Street (south store), previously home to urban outfitters Coat […]

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‘Round K’ Cafe Opens at Samy Mahfar’s 99 Allen Street

Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

Allen and Delancey is changing again. Samy Mahfar purchased 99 Allen Street from Heaven Way Buddha Church in September 2013 for $4.4 million. After two years of renovations, including a jet black makeover, the storefronts are finally stocked. And like all of the other properties in the SMA Equities roster, the exterior carries that same […]

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‘Doka Square’ Nearing Completion on Delancey Street

Last modified June 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Doka Square is making fast work of 53 Delancey Street (aka 141 Eldridge). The forthcoming seventeen-table concept seized the corner location after Marly Building Supply dismantled its presence and shipped out to Brooklyn. Since then, the build-out has been progressing nonstop. Sidewalk shed arrived a couple months ago; the exterior was officially retrofitted two weeks ago; […]

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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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Notes from CB3: The Back Room Operating Illegally, Sakamai Nets Approval

Last modified June 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

Last night’s Community Board 3 subcommittee meeting for SLA saw more than a dozen applicants and their entourages fill the shoebox-sized office space on East 4th Street. The stakes were high, as per usual, with established businesses and noobs queued to kiss ass for approval. Emotions ran high, at times, and some juicy gossip was […]

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Sixth Ward on Orchard Street Auctions its Remains Today

Posted June 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

It was an unprecedented move for the State Liquor Authority, but the governing body ultimately ruled against the Sixth Ward, and terminated its liquor license. The longtime quality-of-life offender on upper Orchard Street shuttered shortly after the ruling was levied at the end of April (but blamed a faulty boiler). Drawn shades now obstruct the […]

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Angelo Romano of ‘Rocky Slims’ is Eyeing the Barramundi Space at 67 Clinton Street

Posted June 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

When Barramundi temporarily closed in February 2014 for a tune-up, the writing was on the wall. Something was wrong with the eleven-year-old establishment that needed to change. Then just a few months later, 67 Clinton Street was placed on the market for $7 million. All signs pointed to uncertainty. Nevertheless, we were assured by owner […]

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There’s a New Japanese Ramen House Opening on Eldridge Street

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

Chinese Eldridge Street will soon welcome some Japanese cuisine. Signage went up last week announcing the forthcoming arrival of Gen Ramen at 112 Eldridge. The newcomer describes itself as an Asian fusion outpost and will boast slender eat-in options. There will only be eight tables onsite, according to application materials submitted to Community Board 3. […]

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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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