Kiki’s on Division Street is Expanding into the Printing Shop Next Door

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 at 9:19 am by
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The Forgtmenot family, which celebrates its third anniversary on Division Street this month, is expanding once again.

That’s right. Acclaimed sister haunt Kiki’s is bareley out of the gate, and we now hear word that it’s gunning for the space next door. In the coming months, the popular Greek restaurant will push into the cornershop at 2 Orchard Street.

This forthcoming annex will offer a separate dining room just off the bar to allow for more patrons. Once complete, Kiki’s will command more than 65 feet of frontage.

Meanwhile, expect Kiki’s to appear before Community Board 3 next month to secure approval for the alteration. Given the stellar track record of its proprietors, and loyal support from patrons, there will likely be little resistance here.

However, the expansion comes at the expense of Y.H. Printing, which is reportedly consolidating its presses with sister shop on Essex Street. The move is already underway. Trucks idle by day to cart away the contents of the store, including archaic-looking machinery.

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