Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Brigitte’ on Canal Street
Two years of relative calm at the northeast corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets is coming to a close. Brigitte is here.
The nightlife entrant, under the knife for about two years already, is close to opening. Gone are the paper window garments and other assorted construction materials. Floor-to-ceiling glass, decorative tiling, and an ADA ramp were the final touches. And this past Wednesday evening was a friends-and-family gathering.
Brigitte is a Brazilian-French combo, but otherwise not much is known about Brigitte other than the copy on its website proclaiming the spot as “timeless, a “hidden gem” located in “probably the last area with an edgy feel in Manhattan.” They aim to become that ever-elusive “neighborhood spot” for locals.
Though, you can be the judge upon their debut, which we hear is sometime within the next week.
With another French spot now at 37 Canal, it harkens back to the store’s pedigree as the onetime Les Enfants Terribles. That locals haunt served this area of Chinatown/Lower East Side for a decade before foundering in 2012. Icelandic outpost Skal followed, but couldn’t quite turn it out, and folded in 2015.
As previously reported, Scott Alling, Anthony Coppers, and Thomas Besnard of Convivium Catering subsequently took over the corporation, then partnered with David Goodman and Oli Stephensen (from Skal) on the new endeavor.