Forgtmenot Family Expands with New Greek Spot, ‘Sherman,’ in Former Division Street Shoe Store

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Team Forgtmenot is poised to embark on another Lower East Side endeavor.

With the southern Mediterranean spot, Monroe, still under construction on its namesake street, ownership is ready for an expansion. Back on its home turf.

Word is coming down the pike this morning that a lease was signed on the former Sherman Shoes across the way at 121 Division Street. It’s called Sherman, and from what we understand, will be another Greek establishment, albeit “dry,” that will offer Souvlaki, gyro, rotisserie, and Kiki’s take-away. (A Greek spot with a Jewish name – this is the Lower East Side, after all.) The snack shop will seat thirty-five in a footprint dominated by kitchen equipment; alcohol won’t be served at Sherman’s.

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Upon its debut in the coming months, Sherman will be the third venue for the Forgtmenot family on the block, and fifth overall on the Lower East Side. In a word, dynasty.

As for Sherman Shoes, the store closed last spring after nearly a century at 121 Division Street.  The business was shopped around to numerous suitors before the Souvlaki place signed on the dotted line. It still maintains a web presence.

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Sherman Shoes in 1983, Photo: Municipal Archives

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