New Scaffolding at Cafe Charbon on Orchard; Hair of the Dog Coming Soon

Posted on: October 26th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Even though Cafe Charbon vacated 170 Orchard Street almost five months ago and gutted in the interim, its unique exterior had remained relatively intact. A temporary saving grace of sorts. That’s no longer the case; let the full transformation begin.

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Late last week, scaffolding arrived here at the southeast corner of Orchard and Stanton, essentially dwarfing the one-story structure as we know it. The painted signage and facade ornamentation now obstructed behind the bars, wood, and netting. Its life is limited. Once the metamorphosis to beer pong frathole is complete, Hair of the Dog (vomit-inducing name) will reign free.

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Speaking of which, we were reminded of Lower East Side artist Geoffrey Gneuhs, who was often spotted outside Cafe Charbon during the dog days of summer.  He would show up daily, when the sun was right, to paint the bar as it was.  Good thing he did it in time. We spent some time commiserating about what would happen here.  Stay tuned!

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