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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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Rome’s ‘Trappizino’ Street Food Makes Stateside Debut on the Lower East Side

Last modified February 23, 2017 at 7:43 am

After much hype across the blogosphere and mainstream, Trappizino finally bowed on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. And with it, an authentic taste of Rome’s popular street food. The idea for the namesake dish – essentially a glorified pizza pocket – was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari. Nearly a decade later, principals Luca Vincenzini and Nick […]

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MooShoes’ All Vegan ‘Grocer’ is Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

MooShoes, the sixteen-year-old vegan shoe shop, lifted the veil on its spinoff grocer last week. Orchard Grocer is named as the newcomer, carved from said retailer into an adjoining entity at 78 Orchard Street. As previously reported, the full service vegan grocery features an all-vegan deli, shelves of various dry goods, refrigerator units, and even […]

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Teaching Art and Fashion to Kids with LES Popped for ‘Sunday Funday’

Posted February 10, 2017 at 5:07 am

LES Popped is growing. What was once solely a holiday pop-up shop for local artisans is now a permanent fixture at 72 Orchard Street. And one that’s adding kid programs to the mix. Indeed, Popped Kids “Sunday Funday” is the latest venture to come out of the creative enterprise. It’s a way of passing down inspired artistic skill sets […]

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Checking out ‘Trapizzino,’ the Roman Street Food Spot Opening on Orchard Street

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Where kebabs and pizza were once served, a restaurant dedicated to another popular “Roman street food” will soon open. It’s only a matter of weeks, apparently. As first reported here, principal Luca Vincenzini and partner Nick Hatsatouris will together impart a quick-serve snack shop at 144 Orchard Street called Trapizzino. A majority of the plywood shed […]

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‘Flow Life’ Holistic Lounge Loses its Lease After 2 Years on Orchard Street

Posted February 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

Chalk up 58 Orchard Street as another cursed retail space. The Flow Life holistic lounge shuttered last week after just over two years on the block. Reason given – per the farewell letter taped to the door – is they were “unable to negotiate a lease renewal.” Ownership is currently seeking a larger location to […]

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Restaurateur Alain Allegretti to Impart ‘Frenchie’s Fish Bar’ in Troubled Wassail Space

Last modified January 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

Orchard Street cider bar Wassail has been looking to sell out for quite some time. For the better part of the last year, from what we understand. We saw a listing on Sinvin for $16,480 per month in rent, plus an additional $395,000 in key money to take over the lease (8.5 years remain). Well, […]

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‘The Dressing Room’ Bar and Boutique on Orchard Street Closes Down Tomorrow Night

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two weeks after breaking the news, we can now report that the Dressing Room on Orchard Street won’t survive January. Tomorrow is the final day in business for the ten-year-old bar-boutique. The first sign of its demise – quite literally – was the advent earlier this month of a leasing banner strung from the fire […]

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Queens-Based ‘Butcher Bar’ Takes Over Cursed 146 Orchard Street

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

There has been almost zero activity at 146 Orchard Street in the last four years. Just a disheveled appearance and a notorious reputation as a cursed space. This marked silence was finally pierced earlier this week, however, with the announcement of a new tenant. Get ready for the Butcher Bar. This disheveled storefront, you’ll recall, […]

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Where Vaping Previously Failed, ‘Vapeology’ Smokes up 166 Orchard Street

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:09 am

Meet the new tenant at 166 Orchard Street. Same as the old. Well, almost. Six months after the departure of Vapeya from the retail landscape, something called Vapeology just moved down from upstate. It’s been open for a few weeks now. The interior looks basically identical to its predecessor – an L-shaped glass bar backed […]

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