Food

New Signage for Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing, Opening Next Month

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

While Target’s much-ballyhooed opening date on Grand Street already came to pass, its big-box neighbor is still on the horizon. Timetable to completion for the Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing (i.e. The Rollins building on Site 5) reverted back to fall 2018. Wait longer. Back in March, the official word was that Trader Joe’s would debut […]

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Scoop it up: ‘BIVE’ Revives Ice Cream at 95 Orchard Street

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:07 am

After a brief flirtation with popcorn, 95 Orchard Street is returning to its (recent) roots. Back to ice cream. Contractors building out the space tell us that a new “healthy” ice cream company called BIVE is on the way. Not much is known just yet about this business, but expected debut is sometime later this […]

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‘Malt & Mold’ Folds After 6 Years on East Broadway

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

It was an above-average run, but Malt & Mold’s Lower East Side flagship is now swimming with the fishes. The gourmet specialty shop served the neighborhood for better than six years. An announcement in the entrance of 221 East Broadway notes that this original location is closed and that customers can instead visit the Gramercy […]

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RIP Kenny Shopsin, Iconic Owner of Shopsin’s General Store

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:08 am

Word began circulating over the holiday weekend that the patriarch of Shopsin’s General Store, Kenny Shopsin, just passed away. He reportedly died on Sunday. Now located in the soon-to-be-demolished Essex Street Market, Shopsin’s General Store is actually a product of Greenwich Village. Kenny Shopsin took over the bodega at 63 Bedford Street (at Morton) in […]

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One Year Later, Bricia Cafe Finally Opens on Rivington Street

Posted August 29, 2018 at 5:04 am

It was a year of faded signs and promises. Indeed, despite the arrival of branded awning and “coming soon” announcements at the corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets, Bricia cafe had been notably silent. That’s all at an end, though. The Italian cafe is finally open to the public, having debuted at 79 Clinton yesterday […]

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‘Ample Hills Creamery’ Announces Market Line Retail

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:05 am

Late last week, Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates dribbled out the latest vendor to sweeten up the Market Line. New York institution Ample Hills Creamery has signed up to sling scoops of their local ice cream at the billion-dollar mega-development, set to debut later this year. “Dedicated to storytelling through their creative flavors, homemade […]

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NoHo’s ‘Press Shop’ Sandwicherie is No More

Last modified August 28, 2018 at 8:21 am

The Press Shop is no more. The trendy, Instagram-friendly sandwich shop on Bleecker Street shuttered earlier this month, clocking in at less than two years on the block. Its furnishings and other remains were auctioned off yesterday afternoon. The Press Shop debuted in late-2016, adding to the NoHo lunch selection. Its enormous “Eat Carbs” neon […]

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Zabar Progeny Preps ‘Devon’ for October Launch

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar is busy at work on Broome Street, its first Lower East Side venture to date. The father-son collaboration between Eli and Oliver, respectively, will soon impart a new restaurant here in the former home of Lucky Bee called Devon. Contractors recently began the major gutting of the premises, as well as installation of […]

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Displaced Seward Park Liquors Reopens on Ludlow Street

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:09 am

The lower third of Ludlow Street now has its first liquor store. And a familiar one, at that. Seward Park Liquors just returned to the fray, having reopened in its new space at 53 Ludlow Street. Doors are open, booze in the window, shelves stocked to the ceiling, and identical illuminated signage hangs above the […]

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‘10Below’ Ice Cream on Allen Street Might Melt Away

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the dog days of summer upon us (nay, the final days), one neighborhood ice cream store is most likely melting. If this latest Craigslist advert is any indication, 10Below Ice Cream may soon close down. The 1,200 square-foot store – formerly the Longboard Loft skate shop – is currently on the market for $9,000 […]

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