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German-Filipino Fusion Bar Angles for the Dead Schapiro’s Spot on Rivington Street

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

Shuttered and papered for three months straight, 120 Rivington Street will soon be reborn. The Schapiro’s bar-restaurant – named for the iconic winery of same that once occupied the city block – closed for good in August. It was a three-year run. Now a group of seemingly unseasoned applicants – Daniel Dabrowski, Rebecca Kush, Michael […]

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Warren 77 Partner Still Trying to Take Over Fontana’s on Eldridge Street

Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

The bid to replace Fontana’s on Eldridge Street is gradually proceeding. Warren 77 partner Eddie Bilowich and Ise Restaurant’s Manabu Nishigaki (aka Invite Only LLC) return to the Community Board 3 docket tonight to jointly pitch the concept before the advisory body. Their application first appeared as an agenda item three months ago, and was twice withdrawn since. […]

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Chelsea Market’s ‘Mokbar’ is Opening a New Ramen Shop on Allen Street

Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:11 am

The northern terminus of Allen Street is about to get its second ramen joint. In due course, Chelsea Market staple, Mokbar, will debut some sort of stand-alone brick-and-mortar slurp shop at 163 Allen Street. While there is no official mention of the expansion online, the venture is confirmed by application paperwork submitted to Community Board […]

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‘Goodfella’s Pizza’ on Orchard Shutters as Trapizzino Snack Shop Readies Takeover

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:08 am

Goodfella’s Pizza officially terminated its Lower East Side tenure last week after five years on the block. The Staten Island-based pizzeria turned out the lights and closed the gates at 144 Orchard Street for the last time Thursday evening. A single farewell note is plastered to the front door, thanking the Lower East Side for […]

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Ainsworth Owner Gets CB3 Nod for ‘Clancey’ on Clinton; Two-Bit’s Denied Full Liquor Upgrade

Posted September 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

Last night was one of the most empty Community Board 3 meetings we’ve ever seen. The agenda for applicants was fairly pared down as well. Herewith, a crib sheet of select results from the SLA subcommittee. Clancey, 79 Clinton Street Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart are looking to take over the former Yunnan Kitchen space […]

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French Fare Makes a Comeback this Fall Where ‘Skal’ Failed on Canal Street

Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

It’s been a year and a half since the Icelandic Skal struck out. In the interim fourteen months, construction ceased, Starbucks was rumored to open at Canal Street and, later, Cafe Katja briefly considered an expansion. But no, it’s gonna return to its roots as a French-style restaurant (i.e. Les Enfants Terribles). Supposedly; this project […]

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At the ‘Chillhouse’ on Essex Street, Eat and Drink While Getting Your Nails Done

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

Looks like the former Essex Dollar Plus at 149 Essex Street is about to undergo a kitschy makeover. An intriguing retail replacement is on the way. How about that mani/pedi with beer/wine. It’s called Chillhouse – not to be confused with the legendary Chillmaster – a four-table cafe combo that pairs nails with sandwiches, salads, and booze. Proposed hours of […]

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Former Preserve 24 Spot on East Houston Finally Finds a Suitor in ‘Late Late’ Owner

Posted August 31, 2016 at 5:05 am

There hasn’t been much luck for the ice man whose drought continues. Maybe that will change with the latest nightlife suitor – the owner of the Late Late just across the street. It’s not a secret that the former Preserve 24 space at 177 East Houston is a cursed entity, perennially unable to attract a new […]

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Miller’s Near & Far Closes for Good on Rivington Street; ‘Hemlock Restaurant’ on the Way

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s curtains for Miller’s Near & Far, thus concluding three years and change at 65 Rivington Street. The burger bar shuttered at the end of July, without much fanfare. Apparently that reboot one year ago wasn’t quite enough to sustain the bottom line. So, after sitting vacant for a month, the store is already accounted for. […]

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Milkshake Mavens ‘Black Tap’ will Further Exacerbate Ludlow Street Congestion, CB3 Argues

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

The milkshake mavens at Black Tap scored approval last night from Community Board 3 for beer-wine at 177 Ludlow Street. Whether they take the deal or not, however, is another story. As previously reported, Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish seek a beer-wine complement to the burgers and shakes at Black Tap LES. We learned that […]

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