Neuman’s Kitchen Leaves Chrystie Street this Week After 19 Years

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Neuman’s Kitchen officially departs the Lower East Side this week, divesting from two Chrystie Street storefronts. The branded trucks have been pretty busy of late, presumably shuttling goods between locations. As previously reported, the longtime catering company decamped to Long Island City where a fancy new facility awaits. An upgrade that reportedly affords the business some 18,000 square-feet.

Here’s a first look at the new, much larger space.

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Neuman’s Kitchen

Real estate speculation is at least partly to blame for the move. “Rents were getting too high but that wasn’t the precipitating factor [for relocating],” founding owner Paul Neuman told us last month. “We have also outgrown the space, and need to move.”

The OG “commissary” building at 173 Chrystie, housing the kitchen and tasting room, is under development. Acmos on Chrystie LLC purchased the property in September 2014 with the intention of developing a new ten-story luxury condo tower. The residential replacement will sport total floor area of 25,265 square-feet spread across 13 units (and private roof deck).

Meanwhile, landlord Ariel Soudry put the Neuman’s annex at 203 Chrystie on the market. It’s pitched as a “prime” opportunity given proximity to the Ian Schrager’s Public hotel rising across the street. Indeed, the 1,600 square-foot space is going for $15,000, with a 5-10 year lease sought.

 

Recent Stories

Drunk Driver Struck Man on Moped at Bowery and Delancey

A man is in critical condition after an SUV, operated by a driver police believe was intoxicated, struck his moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning. Police said the Toyota RAV4 turned onto Delancey from the Bowery at around 2:00am, where it struck the 38-year-old on the moped. Paramedics rushed the victim to […]

The Chic COVID Test in Little Italy that Costs $300

In a clash between the Pre-Covid New York CIty and the new, abnormal, meet Rapid Test NYC. This new endeavor brings boutique COVID-19 testing to Little Italy, with its no-wait rapid swab testing at 232 Elizabeth Street. No lines and a posh waiting room await the discerning citizen looking for immediate results. The interior has […]

COVID Has Taken Fineline Tattoo, a Lower East Side Institution

Oh, COVID/2020, you’re an evil bitch. Come Monday, you will no longer be able to walk into Fineline Tattoo shop. But the owner and legacy keeper, Mehai Bakaty, wants you to know: We are not closing, we are moving. LES STRONG.  We will be going back to a private studio next door. Appointment only. Rest […]

Work Underway at New Orchard Street Home of Scarr’s Pizza

Scarr’s Pizza is moving up the street. And the work has already begun. As previously reported, owner Scarr Pimentel applied to remove and transfer the liquor license to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) in what was formerly the Lam & Associates insurance office. (A building now shared with Cheeky Sandwiches.) Community Board 3 signaled its […]

Pandemic Pitch: Essex Crossing Tries to Lease its Office Space

One of the crown jewels of the Essex Crossing mega project – namely, 350,000 square-feet of Class A commercial space – is also an Achilles Heel of sorts. And now, a first look. The Commercial Observer spilled ink this week on the challenges of renting this office space during pandemic times, even referring to the […]