A Peek Inside the New Dirt Candy Location on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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As previously reported, 86 Allen Street is undergoing a 180-degree metamorphosis. Heretofore an outpost for Chinatown bus operators, proprietor-chef Amanda Cohen is knee-deep in transforming the storefront into the flagship location for her uber-popular veggie joint Dirt Candy. The OG location – based in the East Village since 2008 – closed for good on August 30.

Meanwhile, the ground-floor interior of “big” Dirty Candy was stripped to its steel skivvies earlier this year, and is now finally taking on some definition. The space actually looks like a restaurant, with a defined kitchen cove and what will presumably be the dining area. On the outside, that graffiti-laded window bank was recently swapped with tag-free glass.

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Community Board 3 signaled its approval of a full liquor license for 86 Allen Street about a year ago. The license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

 

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Photo: Amanda Cohen

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