‘Chillhouse’ Eases onto Essex Street, Serving Coffee and Massages

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 at 5:04 am by

chillhouse-open

After months of planning and build-out, Chillhouse is now up and running on Essex Street. And already drawing crowds; the place was busy last night when we ambled past.

The kitschy concept is a hybrid that pairs spa services with a small cafe menu (i.e. tavern parlor). Touted as the “modern path to total relaxation with style, character and ease” Chillhouse patrons can purchase Parlor Coffee, and an assortment of teas, beer, and wine, along with pastries from Maman cafe. (Tavern Wine license was approved by the State Liquor Authority yesterday.) There is also a ten-seat nail bar and an area for overpriced massage treatments.

Chillhouse, not to be confused with the legendary Chillmaster, was founded by Cyndi Ramirez (Taste the Style) and Den Hospitality.

chillhouse-interior

Recent Stories

Schiller’s Liquor Bar Closes for Good on August 13

Storied McNally haunt, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, has less than a month to live. Employees are telling customers that the last day in business is probably August 13. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the […]

Division Street Pedestrian Plaza is Also Getting Refurbished

Much like its newer sibling down the block (at Straus Square), the small median triangle of Division Street at the confluence of Ludlow and Canal, is likewise ready for a makeover. Closed to traffic for nearly a decade, the 1,000 square-foot roadway is receiving some refocused attention from the Department of Transportation this month. Indeed, […]

Reconstruction of DeSalvio Playground Finally Moves Forward

DeSalvio Playground at Spring and Mulberry Streets in Little Italy is off-limits for the foreseeable future. The park is finally undergoing its long-awaited reconstruction. Parks Department workers dismantled the playground yesterday and the space is now another neighborhood construction zone. The $1.9 million project, which received funding from the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale […]

Samy Mahfar Sells ‘Jones LES’ Rentals for $62M

The Jones LES luxury rental building on East Houston officially traded hands last week for a cool $62 million. Final deal price for the 67,600 square-foot rental property is just a tad north of what was reported in June. Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar is laughing all the way to the bank with this transaction. His SMA […]

Cops Nab Perp After 3 Failed Bank Robbery Attempts on the Lower East Side

The twenty-two-year-old perpetrator behind a trio of unsuccessful Lower East Side robbery attempts was nabbed yesterday, police said. His name is Richard Callison of Oradell, NJ.  The man, who donned a fisherman hat and sunglasses, first hit the Bank of America at Delancey and Ludlow Streets on Tuesday afternoon. He allegedly passed a note demanding […]