Preserve 24 Finally Peels Away Plywood on East Houston

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 at 6:09 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

So it really is happening…after nearly two years of posturing. Preserve 24 is a furlong closer to reality at 177 East Houston. We’ve seen the official company van in the neighborhood in recent weeks, but now there’s more news to show the class. The plywood peel occurred last Friday, trading a tattered mural shed for the normal old-timey tenement vibe. But the exterior looks dilapidated and strangely uneven (and the door says 208)…

As previously reported, Preserve 24 is a duplex “Argentinian cafe” with coffee and baked goods on the main level, and so-called comfort foods and libations served in the basement (full liquor license is active). Past job postings further described the San Francisco transplants as “an exploration of New York’s finest gastronomic offerings.”

This image has been archived or removed.

And to put the cherry on this sundae, there’s now a website to match. Though, it’s only a non-functional teaser parking page at the moment. One that promises a “spring 2013” opening date.

Recent Stories

City Honors Sun Yat-Sen with Plaza and Permanent Statue in Columbus Park

Mayor de Blasio, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and other politicians this week dedicated a slice Chinatown’s Columbus Park to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. This past Tuesday, what would have been the 153rd birthday of the founding father of China, also marked the return of the bronze statue after the city excavated a new permanent home. The area […]

Enter the ‘Lion’s Den’ with Lee Quinones on Delancey

An iconic handball mural from one of the local greats is again on display. Strolling down Delancey Street this past week, you may have noticed the fifteen-foot replica of Lee Quinones‘ “Lion’s Den” mural. It’s fastened to the facade of the James Fuentes Gallery as part of his one-man show there. The “Lion’s Den” dates […]

Essex Crossing Adjacent Properties on Ludlow Street Fetch $12M

Change may soon come to the Chinese food wholesaler at 89-91 Ludlow Street. The dual property just changed hands this month for $12.3 million. Buyer of record is an LLC linked to Brooklyn’s Xiaoling Huang. The two parcels in question, comprising a three-story commercial building and the adjacent lot where wholesaler C&L Restaurant Supply currently […]

LES School Again Raising Money to Buy Thanksgiving Turkeys for its Students in Need

For the second year in a row, the folks at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School are giving back to the community this Thanksgiving. This time, the PTA is doubling down, aiming to donate 200 turkeys to students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. So far, $540 of the $4,000 goal has been […]

‘Country Of’ Boutique Delivers Vintage Ephemera to Essex Street

Retail veterans of the Hester Fair continue to pollinate vacant storefronts on the other side of the street. Two in just the last few weeks, in fact. Partybus Bakeshop soft-opened on Tuesday. Down the block, Country Of also joins the fray. Country Of is a small pop-vintage boutique which took over the short-lived Cafe Grumpy […]