Yopparai Owners to Open ‘Ronin Stones’ at 69 Clinton Street

Posted on: December 27th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

With the acclaimed Yopparai and Azasu under the collective belt, so to speak, ownership is expanding its area reach to include another. Their newest venture will complete the trifecta, all within a couple blocks.

Dubbed Ronin Stones – an apparent homage to the British Invasion band – the Japanese restaurant is to be takeout only, with only two tables. Menu will include grilled meat, fish, rice, and noodles, according to the proposal.

Co-owner Christy Shibata filed an application with Community Board 3 for beer-wine sales, which is administratively approved for agreeing to standard stipulations.

Ronin Stones takes the scruffy north store of 69 Clinton Street, which previously hosted C&C Prosperity Dumpling. When that business folded in the wake of the controversy at the Eldridge location, Taqueria Diana initially planned to take over. The Mexican restaurant opened back in August, and instead settled for just the south store.

Recent Stories

Fashion Brand ‘SNIDEL’ Takes Space on Orchard Street

One year ago, loungewear brand Gelato Pique opened a holiday pop-up shop at 144 Orchard Street. The goal was to generate short-term growth on a path to permanence. They ended up staying; however the store closed last month in anticipation of relaunch just a block south. Awning is already installed at 125 Orchard Street, in what […]

Selling the First Modular Condo Development on the Lower East Side

The not-so-idyllic Idylls is ready for occupancy on Henry Street. The seven-story modular development – stacked together over the course of six days last spring – houses five full-floor, two-bedroom apartments (with terraces) and commercial retail on the ground. Pre-fab condo units are all priced at a spending ask of $2.1 million. Brooklyn-based Think! Architecture […]

Extell’s One Manhattan Square is Now ‘Fully Enclosed’

It seemed like the job would never finish, but One Manhattan Square is finally completely glassed up. Fully enclosed from top to bottom, it’s a feat almost six years in the making. Dating back to Extell’s purchase of the Pathmark plot in February 2013 for $175 million, and destruction of the supermarket the following year. […]

This Guy was the First Customer at Trader Joe’s on the Lower East Side

People queue for anything. Here on the Lower East Side, it was for the Friday morning debut of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. After years of hype, anticipation, and plenty of delays, the specialty grocer is finally a reality. It occupies 30,000 square-feet in the basement of The Rollins building at Essex Crossing (aka Site […]

City Council Holds Public Hearing Today on ‘Small Business Jobs Survival Act’

After languishing for over thirty years, a lifeline might be thrown to struggling small business owners. City Council later today is holding a public hearing for the polarizing Small Business Jobs Survival Act. Only in the last couple years has the forsaken legislation gained traction, owed in large part to the #SaveNYC grassroots campaign founded […]