Cafe Dancer Vying for 96 Orchard Street

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 am by

The quiet stretch of Orchard Street real estate between Broome and Ludlow is gradually getting louder.  Often considered an archetypal “model” Lower East Side block, the area has seemingly fought against the advent of any drinking establishments here.  That all changed last month with the arrival of Top Hops Beer Shop at 94 Orchard.  Now another bar/restaurant is vying for the block.  And real close, too.

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One door to the north at 96 Orchard, a new bar-restaurant called Cafe Dancer is seeking a full on-premise liquor license.  This below-grade location was previously home to the short-lived Vie De France cafe, which is now trying to sell the equipment.  Meanwhile, the community notice is taped in the window.

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We reached out to the Cafe Dancer folks and learned that the establishment will be a “restaurant/bar similar to the likes of Cafe Gitane and Pink Pony, open 7 days a week serving lunch & dinner.”

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