Benson’s Burger Joint Opens Today, Seeks to Break the Curse of 179 Essex
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The cursed north store of 179 Essex Street now hosts its latest nightlife entrant.
Casa Humo wine bar finally went dark at the end of 2014, a short-lived affair that barely a year at this address. Its closure was expected. As reported back in November, another hopeful in a long line of failed businesses is rolling the dice. Except this time, the newcomer seems to be a viable eatery. A burger joint called Benson’s opens today, one day after the State Liquor Authority approved its restaurant wine license.
From what we understand, Benson’s is a new fifty-seat “gourmet burger” joint from entrepreneurs Annie Morton and David Peterson. The establishment will also boast a ten-stool bar and eight tables. For the time being, patrons can only drink wine and beer with their burgers, though.
Here a reminder of the retail scorecard for the north store of 179 Essex Street: Filthy McNasty’s, 12″, Essex Ale House, Peri Wine Bar, Bar Chevere, and now Casa Humo.