‘Little Canal’ Cafe Soft Opened Yesterday on Canal Street

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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Two weeks after our first sneak-peek inside the establishment, Little Canal is now serving on Canal Street. The four-table cafe (plus stool seating) soft opened at the corner of Rutgers yesterday morning.

As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas is behind Little Canal. His new American-style haunt serves a menu of “breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, salads, and dinner.” CB3 backed Barnas’ bid for a beer-wine license back in January. The beer-wine license application was submitted to the State Liquor Authority four months later, but it’s still pending. Hence the “soft open.”

The launch of Little Canal will also be an indicator as to how increased crowds on this corner might affect the subway entrance on its backside. More so in its interaction with Gracias Mama, the Mexican-style restaurant proposed for the adjacent space just a few yards away. Their entrance is positioned mere feet from the stairwell to the F train. (CB3 approved moving the door here, but deferred to the city in determining legality.)

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Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved around the corner to East Broadway, and most recently, the Miss Hoe pop-up boutique.

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