Rio-Based ‘Market Ipanema’ Debuts Fast Casual Flagship on Kenmare Street

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Market Ipanema is the latest food purveyor to open shop along Kenmare Street the last few months. It follows in the footsteps of store mate Xi’an Famous Foods.

Two-year-old Market Ipanema seized the space from Little Fox Cafe, whose tenure on the block was but a blip on the proverbial radar. The international fast-casual eatery carries “healthy food with a Brazilian twist.” There are a few tables inside for dining. Menu includes salads, warm food, juices and baked goods such as brownies, cookies, biscuits, and granola.

The flagship at 66 Kenmare Street is the third location, two of which are in Rio.

This building has seen plenty of commercial carnage in the last couple years. Four of five retail tenants in the building closed since September 2014, including Clos Wine Bar, New York Tailor (most recently), Little Fox, and Japadog. The latter two businesses shuttered right around the time that 58-68 Kenmare was sold to Marc and Jack Cohen (“58 Kenmare Associates LLC/Comjem LLC”) for $13.2 million.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

Grave Marker Fund for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

It’s been exactly one year since the city was rocked by the fatal bludgeoning of homeless men on the Bowery while they slept. Of the five beaten by 24-year-old attacker Randy Santos, four ultimately died – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vasquez-Villegas. In the days that followed the murders, elected officials and nonprofits held […]

Fridays Under $40: Scared with a Sandwich

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. In this edition, we’re staying inside for under $40. After I returned from a trip to Delaware to see my parents for the first time in almost […]

And then There’s this Apartment with a Tub in the Kitchen

The standard pre-war tenement layout included a bathtub in the kitchen. It made sense, as this was the central location of plumbing. The phenomenon began with the advent of plumbing in city tenements between 1901 and 1905. With bathhouses no longer necessary to wash up, the kitchen became central. The tub here made sense given […]

International Center of Photography to Reopen Next Week

The International Center of Photography is reopening in one week. Sidelined for more than six months (almost immediately after its debut at Essex Crossing), the 40,000 square-foot museum and school is making its galleries and gift shop accessible to the public. On tap are four exhibitions to “address this tumultuous time, marked by the effects of […]

Secondhand Bookstore Comes to Orchard Street

And today, in news out of left field… There is a secondhand bookstore coming to the Lower East Side. Down at 47 Orchard Street, the former home of Anna Sheffield’s eponymous jewelry boutique. The new store is as yet untitled, but will feature used books, vinyl records, and assorted antique. “I have a large collection […]