Long Dormant Stanton Store Gets a ‘Falafel Fix’
With plywood shedding as we speak, it looks like the long-dormant commercial space at 90-96 Stanton Street is finally reanimated. Hard to believe that this Lower East Side storefront has been dormant – with the exception of Vice’s weed stunt last year – since the end of 2014.
Contractors began dismantling the year-old enclosure this week to reveal an ambitious, two-store restaurant concept. Public records, including Department of Buildings permits, and workers onsite indicate that a new falafel joint is on the way. Something called Falafel Fix, whose principal is listed as Levi Hershfeld.
The newcomer joins two other falafel options within a few blocks.
90 Stanton Street was previously home to several concepts under Hans Kerremans, including Le Salon d’Art and an Avida salon. But the units have been vacant in the nearly four years since closure.