Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Wildair’ at 140 Orchard Street

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015 at 5:12 am by
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The glut of graffiti is wiped away, the windows now squeaky clean. Yes, it’s the second coming of 140-142 Orchard Street.

With liquor license activated and dining room now on public display, Wildair is almost ready for primetime. The new venture at 140 Orchard Street – not to be confused with Wassail up the block – is a more “casual” concept from the dudes behind Contra two doors down.

Ownership mentioned back in April that Wildair would be “a more casual, social setting” that offers an a la carte menu “with many shareable plates.” There’s also a larger focus on wine, with a list of organic and biodynamic bottles assembled by Jorge Riera.

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Workers adding the finishing touches noted yesterday that debut should be this weekend.

The original chosen location for Wildair had been 94 Allen Street. Owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske saw it through, and scored support from Community Board 3 for full liquor. They ultimately passed, and the space became the Launch F18 gallery.

Mi Casa es Su Casu preceded Wildair, but failed to woo a steady following during its short fifteen-month tenure.

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