Cafe Charbon Memorial
Cafe Charbon is no longer with us, having been excised from the corner of Orchard and Stanton at the beginning of June. The dearly departed is now memorialized on a nearby sidewalk planter. One grieving vandal scrawled the following summer camp-esque farewell note, “Charbon 4 Ever.”
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Meanwhile, 170 Orchard Street remains in a state of flux. Since the closure, the restaurant has remained shuttered, its tabac and Paris-themed exteriors temporarily preserved. A reminder of the past and a warning for the future. This pregnant pause in development, as it were, will most definitely change within the next couple months, as the owners behind NYC Best Bar are planning a new frat-hole for the corner property. Owner Michael Asch told EV Grieve last month that,
We will be a sports bar, pub and grill, serving burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc., with an emphasis on value — both on the food as well as liquor.
Look for the new occupant in September or October.