Fifteen Years on, ‘Bite’ Snack Shop Might Move 2 Doors Down on Lafayette Street

Posted on: December 7th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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The narrow spearhead of real estate at the triangular confluence of Bleecker, Lafayette, and Mulberry Streets is undergoing another retail shift.

In the year since Pinche Taqueria ended its brief tenure at 333 Lafayette, the tiny space has remained largely dormant. Leasing signage, courtesy of Winick, did make an appearance. However, the glass was predominantly occupied by a rotating selection of advertising skins. In fact, pretty much the entire structural exterior is one enormous ad buy (rumor is that it costs upwards of $30K). But a curious sight has befallen the area of late – front door wide open.

Word on the street is that uber-popular lunch spot, Bite, might shift a few paces south, and assume control of the vacated space. Yep, a potential move fifteen years after opening here. It appears the space offers slightly more room for the business and would alleviate the less-than-stellar working conditions (i.e. cramped, cold winters, hot summers).

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And then there’s this real estate listing for 333 Lafayette Street which still pitches the store as available. What’s interesting is that a prior version of same listed a plan to potentially add a third level to the building, enlarging the floor area on the second and third floors. But that brochure was removed from the Winick website and replaced.

A former fashion industry employee, owner Ami Melamed, left the business in 2002 to open Bite on Lafayette Street. This angled home was the first location, and in later years, would expand to the Union Square and Flatiron neighborhoods.

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