Sneak Peek Inside Hair of the Dog on Orchard

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 am by

Where there were once two rooms, there is now one.  The gut renovations continue at 168 Orchard Street, where Hair of the Dog, successor to Cafe Charbon, will soon make its presence known. Contractors working onsite made the blunder of not covering the windows in the face of curious onlookers.  As such, we were able to fire off a couple photos before being sabotaged by a green laser pointer.  Official opening is still listed as “coming soon.”

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The exterior itself has experienced some additional change of its own.  In another turn of events, that unique tabac entrance, which once greeted patrons before entering the epicerie with French sundries, was plundered sometime in the last week or so. Expect the signage to arrive imminently.  Judging by the other watering holes in the NYC Best Bars stable, cartoon fonts and blue-red neons could be the future here at the corner of Stanton Street.

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Meanwhile, as reported earlier this month, Hair of the Dog will operate sidewalk dining in the warmer months.  Community Board 3 provided their seal of approval on plans for 12 tables and 24 seats occupying frontage on both Orchard and Stanton.

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