‘Marm Cafe’ Opening in Falai Panetteria Space on Clinton Street

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 at 9:00 am by

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79 Clinton St.

Falai Panetteria was a Lower East Side fixture that held court for roughly six years at 79 Clinton Street. It sat catty-corner to the original. Yet the cafe fell on hard times toward the end of 2011, and eventually closed. There was even a short-lived reboot a few months later, but that didn’t hold much water.

For more than six months, though, mysterious renovations have transpired behind crinkled window paper. Progress was slow, and the storefront a disaster. Activity seemed to come and go, but there wasn’t any concrete intel on the newest entrant. Until now.

When we happened by the scene yesterday, workers inside informed us that something called Marm Cafe is opening here on Monday. What’s more, we hear word that the Falai crew is involved in this project, but are still awaiting confirmation on that.

Like its predecessor, decor is fairly spartan; very Euro with its chandeliers and exposed brick. A window washing is likely in order this weekend…

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