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100 Montaditos on Ludlow Street is Officially Kaput

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 100 Montaditos, it’s one culture, zero ways to do it. At least on on the battered upper section of Ludlow Street. When it came to the Lower East Side iteration, the Spanish-based fast casual chain was an epic fail and a perfect example of how evading the host community can hurt in the long run. […]

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May 2014

Jack Abramcyk’s ‘Cafe Bambi’ on Eldridge Street Proceeds Despite Community Backlash

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

Jack Abramcyk and former Beatrice Inn doorman Simonez Wolf are together proceeding with plans for the Cafe Bambi project (nee “Chinolita”) on Eldridge Street. The bi-level bar-restaurant concept on the border of Chinatown, first brought to light last spring, is planned for the space previously occupied by Fen Yang Restaurant. A sign currently affixed to the […]

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Clinton Street Baking Company Expansion Begins with Arrival of Plywood Shed

Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:33 am

For months, there had been random rustling inside the vacancy left by Min’s Market. But now the expansion efforts of Clinton Street Baking Company into the adjacent is in full throttle. A corner-hogging sidewalk shed arrived onsite late last week, officially signaling the start of remodeling. Expect to eat in a much larger, 55-seat diner […]

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Black Tree Nixes Expansion Into Adjacent Space; Principals Eye 122 Orchard Street

Last modified December 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Serving Orchard Street for a year and a half, Brooklyn-based Black Tree was thought to be on the offensive. Having already secured proper blessings from Community Board 3, the low key “farm-to-table” sandwich shop was poised to annex the adjacent store and with full liquor. But landlord greed was reportedly the proverbial monkey wrench in […]

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‘Sam’s Spring Roll’ Angling to Open on Lower Essex Street with Wine and Beer

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

In the nearly three years since 23 Essex Street lost its Judaica shop, occupancy has been a revolving door of concepts and store uses. Ethik Clothing briefly operated its first brick-and-mortar here before relocating to Orchard Street in the summer of 2013. Then Goody House gave it a go six months later, converting the use […]

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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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One and One Owners Look to Booze up Another Corner of East Houston with ‘One for the Frog’

Posted December 3, 2014 at 5:00 am

As we first reported last week, 177 East Houston is getting new legs as One for the Frog. This cursed corner spot, which straddles Sugar Cafe onto Allen Street, was previously home to the epic failure Preserve 24. Based on the application submitted to Community Board 3, it appears that the owners of One and […]

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‘Dimes Superette’ is Replacing Cochinita Dos at 49 Canal Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 5:30 am

A superette is a often defined as a “compact food market or convenience store.” To the year-old Dimes on Division Street, it’s a concept in the works for a new spinoff around the corner. They can finally stretch their legs… As reported last week (and despite initial denials from ownership), Dimes is planning to expand its holdings […]

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Kenta Goto Angling to Open Izakaya Joint at the Old Zoe Space on Eldridge Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

The casual Eldridge Street eatery, Zoe, closed last June after a three-year run. Loyal patrons were none too pleased about the decision, especially since the establishment proved itself a good neighbor. There was some local anxiety circulating about the identity of the inevitable successor, all while the business sought $175K in key cash. Six months […]

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CB3 Approves David McWater’s Purchase of d.b.a., Denies Sixth Ward Renewal

Last modified November 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

With such a busy agenda of applicants this month, Community Board 3 split the SLA subcommittee meeting into two parts. Last night was part one of the saga, and presented plenty of drama to report. It was much ado about homecomings and backyards. The most notable news of the evening was the return of former […]

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