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Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros Gambling on Problematic Pink Pony Space

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Pink Pony departed the Lower East Side, but who’s counting? Since its forced closure at the hand of a $6,000 rent hike, the large restaurant space has remained dormant. Absolutely zero activity here except for the placement of numerous leasing signs in the windows and above the entrance itself. However, […]

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LES Pies ‘n’ Thighs Seeks Upgrade to a Full Liquor License

Posted July 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

In the neighborhood for a mere six months, Brooklyn-based Pies ‘n’ Thighs is ready to upgrade. Its liquor license, that is. Signage to that effect appeared in the window of 43 Canal Street last week even while the current slate of July Community Board meetings are still rolling. The poster announces the application for full […]

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Barramundi and 2nd Floor on Clinton to Close on July 29

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

2nd Floor on Clinton is donezo. The popular upstairs speakeasy – owned and operated by the Barramundi crew – mixes its final drink on Wednesday, July 29. Primary principal Tony Powe is unloading the assets for both establishments at 67 Clinton Street to Tim Gashi and Valentino Gjakaj, as previously reported. Community Board 3 approved the […]

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Taquitoria on Ludlow Street Now Pimping Booze

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

In which Hell Square gets a little more saturated… Word just came down the pike that Taquitoria, the teensy two-year-old taco stand at 168A Ludlow Street, just obtained its beer-wine license from the State Liquor Authority. That means patrons can now – as of today – drink a beverage with their snacks. Community Board 3 […]

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Notes from CB3: Chris Santos Approved for 199 Bowery, Lucky Bee Approved for Broome Street

Last modified July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

If the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting was a concert, last night’s headliner was really the application for Chris Santos and the Tao Group for 199 Bowery. As such, the applicants didn’t appear before the panel until well into the 10pm hour. Nevertheless, it was a mixed bag of approvals and denials, plus plenty […]

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Tao Group Begins Work at Chris Santos’ 199 Bowery Project as More Details Emerge

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

The General is deposed. With EMM Group having fully vacated the premises, 199 Bowery is now in the hands of the Tao Group. And the evidence on the ground is starting to reflect the change in ownership. The conversion is already underway, with demolition teams onsite for the gut renovations. Chris Santos – proprietor of […]

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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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