Black Tree Closes Orchard Street Sandwich Shop Until December Reboot

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 at 5:09 am by
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Black Tree served its last sandwiches on the Lower East Side this past Saturday. The three-year-old restaurant closed down after an eleventh-hour extension through the weekend, all in anticipation of a wintertime reboot at 131 Orchard Street.

“We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this month, but we’re going to reopen with a new and exciting concept that everyone will love just as much,” chef-owner Sandy Dee Hall announced last month.

A red flag should go up for the potential admission of defeat. These types of suspicious revamps rarely work these days, oftentimes resulting in total closure shortly after the rechristening.

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Born in Crown Heights as a pop-up, the farm-to-table joint debuted its first brick-and-mortar at 131 Orchard Street in May 2013. The sandwicherie made headlines last summer for its mouse infestation and subsequent shutter, though temporary, by the Department of Health.

Black Tree’s Brooklyn outpost on Metropolitan Avenue remains open.

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