Progress Report: Matt Lambert’s Musket Room at 265 Elizabeth Street

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 at 6:30 am by
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Noted Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert is preparing his Musket Room with ammunition for the forthcoming Lower East Side push. It was one year ago that principals behind the venture appeared before Community Board 3 and scored resounding approval for a full liquor license, thanks to “great support from our neighbors.” The lease on 265 Elizabeth Street was officially inked a month later, in June 2012.

Since signing on the dotted line, the storefront build-out has been a constant. Slow but steady. Then a couple months ago, the team took to Kickstarter for some help, and raised some $25,000 to help fund their endeavor in this “dream space.” The 65-seat establishment will feature an a la carte menu of New Zealand cuisine.

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The Musket Room will likely open later this spring, almost a year after the initial projection. Until then, you can scope this image of the interior. Meanwhile, street artist Fumero was tapped to paint the gate with a colorful rendition of his “Family Table” graphic.

The Musket Room sits beside the popular Fonda Nolita, and was last home to Elizabeth, which shuttered in January 2011 after two-and-a-half years in business. Liquor license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

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