Clinton Street

Clinton Street Condo Moves Forward with $17M Funding

Posted December 10, 2020 at 5:09 am

Developers behind a proposed eight-story condo building on Clinton Street received funding, paving the way for construction to proceed. Kriss Capital announced late last month that it arranged $17 million in financing for the development of 66 Clinton Street. As previously reported, the developers – Vault Development and TLM Equities – are together planning a […]

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Metro Acres Supermarket Finally Makes its Mark on Clinton Street

Posted November 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

The transition is complete. More than a year into its tenancy at 175 Clinton Street, Metro Acres is now at home. In other words, store signage is finally in place, with nary a sign of Fine Fare. The changeover had been gradual since Metro took over, to say the least. First with repositioning (and upscaling) […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens New Bakery on Clinton Street

Last modified November 16, 2020 at 10:13 am

Davidovich Bakery is no longer just a stall in the Essex Market. Nor a counter in the Blue Moon Hotel. The twenty-two-year-old business recently expanded in a big way with a standalone brick-and-mortar bakery. It took the spot previously occupied by Bricia on Clinton Street, and opened a few weeks ago. Founded in 1998 as […]

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Get Ready for this Synagogue-Adjacent Condo on Clinton Street

Posted November 12, 2020 at 5:13 am

A longtime synagogue alleyway on Clinton Street is primed for development. Plywood and scaffolding are firmly place outside Congregation Chasam Sofer, but serious progress is still not visible. Developer Andres Hogg of Hogg Holdings purchased the property (aka 10 Clinton Street) in October 2017 for $4.1 million. The plan now is to drop a six-story […]

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Cafe ‘Ooh La La’ Angles for Cocoa Bar Space on Clinton Street

Posted November 2, 2020 at 5:03 am

Vacant no more, a former Clinton Street cafe will soon birth more of the same. The old Cocoa Bar, which shuttered and never recovered from the mandated COVID-19 lockdown, is poised to become another cafe-cum-wine bar. (The Brooklyn-based Cocoa served thirteen years on the block.) Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal that Ooh […]

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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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