COLORS Comeback Closes After Less than a Month on Stanton Street
It was supposed to have been a grand return to form for COLORS restaurant. The venue, which reopened with plenty of hype at the end of December, closed again after a comeback of less than a month.
The New York Post reported that the nonprofit in charge of the establishment, which previously championed staff diversity and fair wages, notified its chef via text that the party was over.
COLORS restaurant was originally founded in 2006 by employee survivors of the Windows on the World restaurant, which was located on the 107th floor of the North Tower, and lost 72 employees. COLORS moved from NoHo to 178 Stanton Street in the winter of 2017, but didn’t quite make a dent. Then, as now, it closed shortly after opening.
The ground level really is unlucky. Everything to open here in the last decade shuttered in short order. Indeed, four different bar-restaurants attempted – Lowlife, shuttered in June 2016 after a six month run; it was preceded by Stanton Kitchen (d. June 2015) and the Moldy Fig (d. February 2012). Now, COLORS joins the club.