Bluestone Lane to Open Large Cafe on Kenmare Street
Bluestone Lane is on a tear. The Aussie-style business is poised to open another location in Little Italy. Unlike at 35 Spring Street, though, this new spot will fall under its “cafe” roster.
Only much larger.
You may have noticed the teaser signage that recently appeared in the windows of 19 Kenmare Street. It reads, “Your new local,” with a small cutout space for a Bluestone-branded coffee cup.
It is here, in the former home of De Maria, that Bluestone Lane hopes to impart its restaurant concept. And much like its predecessor, also seeks a full liquor license. To that end, the business is listed on the Community Board 2 docket next month for consideration.
In opening at 19 Kenmare, Bluestone joins a long list of nightlife that tried to make it work here. From Travertine and Ken & Cook to Lil Charlie’s.
According to their website, the new cafe offers an “extensive seasonal menu of progressive cafe fare along with full table service for all-day breakfast, lunch and early evening appetizers.” Kenmare Street is the sixth such location in Manhattan.
So, basically, a direct challenge to the Butcher’s Daughter just a few steps away. Shots fired.