Preserve 24 Finally Peels Away Plywood on East Houston

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 at 6:09 am by
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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.”

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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.

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