Gyro Joint to Replace Vacant Sugar Cafe on Allen Street

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Sugar Cafe shuttered almost two years ago. Ultimately done in by a rent hike, the 24-hour refueling spot held down the northeast corner of Allen and Houston Streets for well over a decade.

Landord Serge Hoyda spent the interim period renovating and upgrading 200 Allen Street, as well as the adjacent tenements at 175-177 East Houston. (Remember Preserve 24?)

Now a new occupant for the former Sugar Cafe. We are told that a Middle Eastern eatery called Empire Gyro Kebab is opening in its place. And like its predecessor, it’ll also stay open 24/7. Build-out just began within the last couple weeks, as signaled by the brown butcher paper in the windows.

Empire Gyro Kebab is expected to bow sometime around Thanksgiving.

Is this a good time to reiterate that we still miss Bereket?

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