‘Little Canal’ Cafe Vying to Open at 26 Canal Street

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 at 5:15 am by
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Last week, a Boogie reader sent along intel that a couple of “Williamsburg types” were sniffing around 26 Canal Street (corner of Rutgers). Presumably for some sort of new nightlife endeavor. After all, the time is ripe, as the cornershop was recently vacated by pop-up boutique Miss Hoe and this particular area continues to blow up.

Well, the pieces are now coming together.

As it turns out, yes, a new establishment is in the works here. Something called “Little Canal” is on the way. On paper, it would appear as a coffee shop, but not quite. Booze of the beer and wine variety is sought, and applicants will appear before Community Board 3 next month for the pleasure. According to the application on file, the business is owned by sole proprietor Jereme Barnas (a local), and will feature a menu of “breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, salads, and dinner (American/Italian).”

Plans call for seven tables, fourteen seats, and ten barstools (around a fifteen-foot bar). Little Canal will be open 7am-midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 7am-2am on the weekend. This one probably won’t go over too well with the locals, especially the SPaCE Block Association.

It’s believed that the two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal will be combined to create Little Canal. Indeed, the Daylight Grocery Store recently moved around the corner to East Broadway, which was the former stomping ground of JJ Brine and his satanist Vector Gallery.

It’s worth noting that this corner real estate had previously housed an eatery – the Shinelane Cafe.

Meanwhile, permits for the $100K job are already approved with the Department of Buildings.

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