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Open 3 Months, ‘Brigitte’ Seeks Basement Club on Ludlow

Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

Of course this would happen. Open nigh on three months, Canal Street bistro Brigitte is already angling to open a basement club. Naturally. Ownership this week submitted a dressed-up application to alter its liquor license to include bar and seats in the cellar. Blueprints show communal table seating to accommodate twenty-four additional patrons, plus a […]

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‘Brigitte’ Officially Opens Tonight on Canal Street

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:10 am

The friends and family grace period is up. Brigitte is ready to roll, and opens tonight at the northeast corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets. Thus concludes two years of relative calm here. Brigitte takes the torch from Skal, and calls itself a Brazilian-French “hidden gem” located in “probably the last area with an edgy […]

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Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Brigitte’ on Canal Street

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

Two years of relative calm at the northeast corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets is coming to a close. Brigitte is here. The nightlife entrant, under the knife for about two years already, is close to opening. Gone are the paper window garments and other assorted construction materials. Floor-to-ceiling glass, decorative tiling, and an ADA […]

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‘Brigitte’ Finally Fills the Void at 37 Canal Street with French Fare

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two years after the fall of Skal (and those Starbucks rumors), its replacement venture is on the way. Of course, we’ve heard this story before. We first caught wind that Brigitte would be opening at 37 Canal Street last summer. The contractors onsite had mentioned an opening later that fall, a promise that was broken. […]

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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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French Fare Will Return to Canal Corner that Housed Les Enfants Terribles (and Skal)

Posted November 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

No Starbucks for Skal, after all. The corporate coffee chain seems to have struck out again in its bid for a Canal area location, for the second time in three years. Instead, French fare will return to the northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets. An application for corporate change was filed with Community Board […]

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Cafe Katja Briefly Considers 37 Canal Street; Starbucks Looking Likely 

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Cafe Katja kills it. Business always seems brisk at its Orchard Street restaurant, a fixture on the block for the last eight years. Its recent expansion into 75 Orchard certainly helped. And now one-half of the ownership is hoping to open a new establishment in the near future. The first inkling of evidence surfaced last […]

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Rumor: Starbucks is Eyeing Skal Space on Canal Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

There’s a pretty nasty rumor wafting through the Seward Park environs… The eastern terminus of Canal Street – where the Lower East Side and Chinatown intermingle – has a huge target on its back. Old news, really. Brokers are swarming, allegedly dubbing this trapezoidal area the hottest in Manhattan. That’s certainly no surprise, having already […]

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Skal Icelandic Bar on Canal Street Closes Shop

Posted April 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

Six months shy of its second anniversary, nordic nightspot Skal is seemingly finished. The restaurant has been closed for the better part of the last week, most notably during the peak weekend nights. In fact, the corner hang at 37 Canal Street maintained a rather staggered schedule of late. Word on the street is that […]

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Founder of Les Enfants Terribles Plans New French Bistro on Henry Street

Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:19 am

Founder and former owner of the dearly departed Les Enfants Terribles (recently morphed to Skal) is back in the game. Stefan Jonot, who sold his interest in the beloved French restaurant two years ago, has his sights set just a few blocks to the southeast. As in, kitty corner from the Gouverneur Hospital complex. As with […]

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