Miller’s Near & Far Closes for Good on Rivington Street; ‘Hemlock Restaurant’ on the Way

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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It’s curtains for Miller’s Near & Far, thus concluding three years and change at 65 Rivington Street. The burger bar shuttered at the end of July, without much fanfare. Apparently that reboot one year ago wasn’t quite enough to sustain the bottom line.

So, after sitting vacant for a month, the store is already accounted for. One Diego Moya – untested in these parts – seeks an asset purchase in order to install his new fourteen-table concept, Hemlock Restaurant. Menu is below.

Moya seeks a full liquor license, but with early closing hours of 12am all days of operation. He’ll stand tall before Community Board 3 next month to fight for the privileges.

Miller’s Near & Far first opened in May of 2013 at the corner of Allen and Rivington Street. It’s no secret that this part of the Lower East Side isn’t too amenable to retail; there are several stores that have been dormant for years. Eponymous owner Chris Miller closed shop in January 2015 a makeover, presumably to reposition the business in the face of such struggles. Closure proved permanent last month.

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