167 Orchard Street Rises Above the Threshold

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 at 6:00 am by

With the rubble cleared out and foundation work a thing of the past, the in-progress 167 Orchard Street made some big strides this week. Progress is definitely visible.  That’s right, the building that will eventually house the new Slipper Room and Rob Shamlian’s oyster bar is already rearing its head above the threshold of blue plywood.

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For a few days this week, the block between Rivington and Stanton Streets was roped off to accommodate a truck-borne crane. In that time, a skeleton of steel supports was anchored in place. Upon completion, the new and improved 167 Orchard Street will remain a low-rise neighborhood establishment, capping out at two stories. Time to exchange those slippers for boots.

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