‘Colors’ of NoHo to Brighten Cursed Stanton Street Space

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 at 5:12 am by

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The cursed Lowlife of Stanton Street will soon get another. Restaurant, that is. Word came down the pike this week that Colors is moving from its NoHo outpost on Lafayette Street to the Lower East Side.

The establishment is taking up residence at 178 Stanton Street on February 13 (in time for Valentine’s Day), according to a press release this week.

Below is an excerpt snatched from the email:

The new location will also be home to expanded programs for restaurant workers. The location at 178 Stanton Street offers upgraded facilities to better support the Colors Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, which provides in-depth and advanced professional training in both front- and back-of-the-house restaurant skills at no cost to either employers or employees. It also will also serve as an anchor for ROC United’s Sanctuary Restaurants movement, which empowers workers, employers and consumers to create discrimination-free restaurants.

Colors is gluten-free-friendly, and further described as “part restaurant, part training-facility, part worker-owned cooperative incubator.”

This address is notorious for being a hexed space, home to a string of failures. In the four years prior, three different bar-restaurants tried to make a go of it, all failing in short order. The latest, Lowlife, shuttered back in June after a six month run; it was preceded by the Moldy Fig (d. February 2012) and Stanton Kitchen (d. June 2015).

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