Hachember Calls it Quits at 71 Clinton Street

Posted on: February 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

From Fat Hippo to Patate Fellow and Hachember, the restaurant roller coaster that is 71 Clinton Street continues to twist and turn. Ultimately, none of the aforementioned dining concepts, each successors to the pioneering 71 Clinton Fresh Food, lasted more than a year inside the ground level space. And as of last week, Hachember (Bar-Otsumami) is the latest to fall.

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We ambled past yesterday afternoon and watched two facemasked workers hacking away at the interior furnishings.  The entire joint was being dismantled in public view, and a number of people stopped to investigate the cause of the clamor. When asked if Hachember would reopen, both men shook their heads (yup, the always-reliable construction worker). Moreover, phone calls to the number listed go directly to a generic voicemail message.

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All that remains of the former tenants is the orange-branded storefront. And on to the next restaurant…

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