Renovation

‘Congee Bowery’ Temporarily Closes for Hot Pot Tune-up

Last modified April 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

Congee Bowery is currently down, but apparently not out. The twelve-year-old Chinese restaurant closed a couple weeks ago for a total makeover. It’s essentially a transformation in both menu and layout. Once the month-long renovation period is complete at 207 Bowery, the reinvigorated Congee Bowery will focus on hot pot style instead of traditional Chinese […]

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‘Sweet Buttons’ Temporarily Deserts Rivington Street for Renovations

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:15 am

Four years into its Lower East Side residency, the Sweet Buttons dessert shop is on the sidelines for a tune-up. The corner sweets boutique closed for renovations at the end of November to prepare for “new and exciting changes.” That much is made clear with the handwritten poster in the windows of 84 Rivington Street. […]

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‘Great Wall’ Chinese Restaurant on Grand Street Remains Closed for ‘Repairs’

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

The long-running Great Wall Chinese takeout joint at 384 Grand Street has been closed since Labor Day. Ownership is working on some nebulous “repairs” to the space. Initial timetable to reopening was about a week. It’s already been three times that. This doesn’t appear to be a “get outta Dodge” type renovations trickery, though, as there’s […]

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Chinatown Institution ‘Great N.Y. Noodletown’ Closes for Renovations

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:09 am

Your addiction will need to wait. The highly-regarded Great N.Y. Noodletown is temporarily sidelined. Closed for business since Monday, the Chinatown cheap eats outpost is undergoing some broad, albeit out of the blue “repairs.” Bilingual signage attached to the shuttered gate announces that the work should be completed by the end of the week. Reopening […]

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Black Tree Closes Orchard Street Sandwich Shop Until December Reboot

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

Black Tree served its last sandwiches on the Lower East Side this past Saturday. The three-year-old restaurant closed down after an eleventh-hour extension through the weekend, all in anticipation of a wintertime reboot at 131 Orchard Street. “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street is Closing Ahead of Winter Reboot

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

Black Tree is closing at the end of the month in anticipation of a reboot. A concept revamp, if you will. Owner Sandy Dee Hall announced the news yesterday, noting, “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this month, but we’re going to reopen with […]

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MooShoes Vegan Shoe Shop on Orchard Street Closes for ‘Major Makeover’

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, closed its doors yesterday evening in anticipation of a “major makeover” at its seven-year-old headquarters. The business spent the last week clearing its shelves with a deep clearance sale, and is now on the sidelines for the next month or so for remodeling. Inventory is gone, and the overhaul is already underway. In fact, […]

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The Classic Coffee Shop Reopens on Hester Street

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

The local diner classic is back. The Classic Coffee Shop reopened yesterday after its week-long renovation period. The sign on 56 Hester Street alerting customers to its summer cleaning was definitely a scare. As was the cluttered space – in a state of total disarray – on Tuesday evening. After all, we’re all too familiar […]

Wolfnights Closes for Renovations to Expand its Footprint

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Five-year-old Wolfnights closed down its corner restaurant at 99 Rivington Street for renovations this week. For real, though. Paper is in the windows and its marquee signage stripped from the exterior. The new-and-improved wrap joint should reopen, along with its nascent annex, come Friday. What’s strange about this job, however, is that the sidecar space – the […]

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Calexico’s LES Location is Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations and Repair’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Here’s one out of left field. Truck-to-store mini-chain Calexico suddenly shuttered its Lower East Side HQ at 153 Rivington Street last week. Reason given, as per the computer printout, is “renovations and repair” work. The closure was sudden and somewhat surprising, given that it’s a well-oiled machine and usually fairly full. We spoke to a few […]

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