Clinton Street

Speedy Romeo Pizzeria on Clinton Street is Permanently Closed

Posted September 2, 2020 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side outpost of Speedy Romeo is cooked. The four-year-old pizzeria on Clinton Street permanently closed down last month. Chef-owner Justin Bazdarich confirmed to Eater yesterday that the closure is permanent, and related to the pandemic. And that keeping it open “wasn’t sustainable” given the uncertainty about when indoor dining would return. But […]

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Minnie’s on Clinton Street is Latest Coronavirus Casualty on LES

Posted August 5, 2020 at 5:03 am

Minnie’s is no more. The corner bar-restaurant on Clinton Street had shuttered with the rest of the city at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in March. That’s all it took; its doors did not reopen. A reader spotted the tombstone leasing signage hanging in the front window of 29 Clinton, signaling the conclusion of […]

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Report: Boba Guys Faces Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Racism

Last modified July 9, 2020 at 10:09 am

Boba Guys, the San Francisco-based tea chain with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and across the Bay Area, is the focus of fresh allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, just weeks after it fired a manager for racist comments allegedly posted to social media in 2018. This runs counter to the public advocacy […]

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Cocoa Bar Closes its Clinton Street Cafe

Posted July 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

Cocoa Bar closed its doors for the last time during the coronavirus shutdown. The Lower East Side offshoot of the Brooklyn original is now another statistic for businesses lost during the pandemic. The casual cafe and wine bar – heavy on the chocolate – spent thirteen years serving from its perch at 21 Clinton Street. Tombstone […]

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‘Secret Garden’ Looks to Clinton Street for Cafe

Last modified July 1, 2020 at 11:39 am

The following article has been revised to reflect that La Flaca is in no way associated with the forthcoming Secret Garden venture at 84 Clinton Street. We regret the error and any confusion as a result. Prolific Lower East Side business owner Bill Fraser – the man behind Flowers on Essex and Flowers Cafe – is […]

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Street Art Duo ASVP Completes 8-Story Mural at Essex Crossing

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:09 am

ASVP just put the final touches on arguably its most ambitious mural. The eight-story treatment on the backside of 145 Clinton Street. The duo spent nearly six months painting the expansive artwork, which is dubbed “Figure No. 6.” This past Sunday saw some of the final brush strokes, so to speak. Despite the COVID-19 quarantine. […]

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Clancey Expands on Clinton Street with New Biggie’s Cafe

Posted March 12, 2020 at 5:04 am

The team behind three-year-old Clancey on Clinton Street is readying a new cafe just a few paces north. Dubbed Biggie’s Cafe, the establishment takes over 79 Clinton Street. Expect another casual eatery similar to its failed predecessors. Our request for comment on menu and opening date was not immediately returned. Recall that this cornershop formerly […]

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First Look at the Latest Luxury Development Planned for Clinton Street

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

The transformation of the east side of Clinton Street to luxury continues apace with the next big reveal. In due course, the former home of New Life will sprout an eight-story development. The gleaming newcomer fits in with the what’s happening between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Indeed, it sits adjacent to 50 Clinton Street. This […]

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Square Pizza Shuts Down After 6 Years on Clinton Street

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

For nearly two decades, a pizza parlor of some kind has operated at 201 Clinton Street. But now the ovens are cold and silent. Square Pizza recently ended its run, capping a nearly six-year tenure for the business. The gates are drawn, albeit without any announcement to customers. Phone calls are also greeted with a strange […]

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At the New Metro Acres on Clinton Street, Traces of a Long Lost Supermarket

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Back in June, news dropped that Fine Fare would cease operations at 175 Clinton Street, and that City Acres Market was opening. Now, the transition to the locals-branded Metro Acres is nearly complete. Change abounds inside the supermarket where everything is getting a tune-up, from aisles and signage, to the product itself. Notably, though, workers […]

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