‘Red Compass’ Briefly Shutters After a Year on Orchard Street, but Reopens [Updated]

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

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Red Compass, the ill-fated Georgian restaurant at 154 Orchard Street, is apparently on ice. The sub-level restaurant has been closed for consecutive nights, and without notice.

The only clue is the “Rent Demand” letter taped to the shuttered gates. According to the document, ownership owes landlord Abraham Noy nearly $14K in back rent.

UPDATE: Red Compass ownership resolved the outstanding issues and has since reopened to the public.

As previously reported, the quasi-legal commercial space at 154 Orchard is one of the most notorious cursed spaces on the Lower East Side, and Red Compass played right into it. The establishment opened around this time last year, displacing David Owens Vintage which decamped eastward on Rivington. Barely eight months later, proprietor Beka Peradze asked Community Board 3 for an upgrade to full liquor. That didn’t work out so well, and the operation  divested from the north store a few weeks thereafter.

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And, of course, lest we forget the legal debacle with Mission Chinese three years ago.

So, yeah, maybe don’t open a restaurant or bar here. Ever.

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