Doomed Ochado Ramen Space on Orchard Street Asking $12K Rent
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The former home of Ochado Ramen on Orchard Street just hit the open market, evidenced by a bevy of signage in real life and real estate listings online. It’s clear the exhorbitant rent contributed to their demise, at least partially.
Ochado spent a rocky year at 76 Orchard Street. The ramen counter was pretty much doomed from the start, highlighted by a sudden closure just three months in. During its short tenure, futile attempts were made to secure a liquor license. Closure befell the establishment last May.
Now, the 1,100 square-foot restaurant space seeks $12,000 in monthly rent. Yep, the so-called heart of the Lower East Side demands a sacrifice of wallet and soul. Several real estate listings have popped up on Craigslist indicating as much.
With that asking price, and the uphill battle for a liquor license surely to follow, filling the commercial void here might be difficult.
Ochard Ramen bowed at 76 Orchard in June 2014, having taken the reins from Spur Tree (now a joint operation with Norman’s Cay next door).