Cafe Charbon Memorial

Posted on: July 21st, 2011 at 6:28 am by

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.

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