Socarrat Nolita Opening at 284 Mulberry in Two Weeks

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 at 6:28 am by

Thanks to exterior work at 284 Mulberry, the Puck Building, and the rotting development once known as 290 Mulberry, the block just below East Houston is a no-man’s-land of plywood, netting, and scaffolding. Yet nestled behind the criss-crossing iron bars at 284 is a new restaurant just waiting to break free. And much like its predecessor, will retain a menu of international cuisine.

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Seven months since word leaked that owner Lolo Manso was bringing Chelsea-based Socarrat Paella Bar to Nolita, the restaurant is finally coming together.  Yesterday afternoon, we had a brief chat with one man outside who told us the new tapas joint should open within two weeks.

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284 Mulberry was previously home to Ethiopian eatery Ghenet.  The beloved restaurant first opened there in 1998, but succombed to landlord shenanigans (i.e. eviction) in April 2009.  It is done – the proverbial torch has been passed.

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Socarrat Nolita, 284 Mulberry Street, (212) 219-0101

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