SoHo’s Galli Restaurant Expanding Into Former ‘inoteca Space on Rivington

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 at 6:05 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

‘inoteca is now for rent

That Misrahi Realty sign attached to the old ‘inoteca storefront is a misnomer. Building owner Michael Forrest apparently has other plans for the restaurant space. To answer your question, yes, it involves food and drink. Like its predecessor, it’ll be another Italian joint.

We can now report that a second outpost of Galli Restaurant is planned for 98 Rivington Street. Forrest is a co-owner in the Mercer Street establishment, and he’s reportedly in the early stages of expanding the concept to this Hell Square corner. Community Board 3 has added the item to its April SLA docket, and there is already a clipboard-wielding employee soliciting for resident signatures.

Forrest is certainly locally involved. The man also owns several buildings around the neighborhood, and is currently President of the Lower East Side BID.

Recent Stories

Aerial Photos Call into Question City’s Decision to Fully Demolish 70 Mulberry Street

On the evening of January 23, as Chinatown residents prepared for the Lunar New Year, a devastating five-alarm fire decimated the former PS23 at 70 Mulberry Street. Nearly five months later, many in the neighborhood continue to question the city’s choice to fully demolish the facility. Especially after the emergence of aerial photos showing the […]

‘La Flaca’ Looks Shuttered on Grand Street, but it’s Not [Updated]

The novel coronavirus continues to decimate both life and business at will. La Flaca, the nearly ten-year-old Mexican restaurant on Grand Street, appears closed for good. But it’s not. Branded signage fell from the corner establishment last month. Update: we previously reported that La Flaca closed for good, but ownership informed us that they plan […]

George Floyd Protestors Shattered Windows of B&H Dairy on Second Avenue

An East Village favorite became the target of violence during a night of rage and protest on Saturday, in response to the controversial death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week. B&H Dairy on Second Avenue had its front window smashed with a bottle. Another setback for a mom-and-pop business struggling […]

Fires, Looting, Unrest: Scenes from a Day of George Floyd Protests on the Lower East Side

On May 25, Minneapolis resident George Floyd was suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Police arrested the 46-year-old black man, with one white officer pinning his knee into the suspect’s neck for eight minutes. Floyd was pronounced dead shortly after being taken into custody. This deadly response has plunged the country into unrest, sparking […]

Time to Demand Cuomo and de Blasio Protect Workers and Small Businesses in Reopening Plan (OP-ED)

The following editorial was written by Zishun Ning of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The New York City and State governments are still failing to protect people’s health and livelihood after two months of “PAUSE.” The number of deaths and infections remain high. Patients with COVID-19 are still turned away, despite […]