Orchard Street

Irving Farm to Close its Orchard Street Coffee Shop

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Irving Farm Coffee is leaving the Lower East Side. The neighborhood shop – located at 88 Orchard Street – will close in the coming weeks. Thus capping a seven-year stint on the so-called museum block. But the storefront will stay a coffee shop in the future. Irving Farm confirmed this news, and noted that a […]

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Scarr’s Pizza is Planning a Second Location at a Midtown Food Hall

Posted February 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

Out of nowhere, news that Scarr’s Pizza is expanding to include a second city location this spring. Eater had the scoop yesterday, citing the website of the architecture firm Le Whit, which lists the pizzeria as client. The new location is similarly small – 250 square-feet, but “reiterating the restaurant’s current branding” with its “retro […]

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‘Skin Contact’ Wine Bar Opens on Orchard Street Next Week

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:10 am

Skin Contact will open this month, after all. Yet not without plenty of hurdles. Ownership emailed us after we published a piece chronicling their dismay over the delay in obtaining a liquor license at 76 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this spot was last occupied five years ago by Ochado Ramen, and a short run […]

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Skin Contact Wine Bar to Open on Orchard Street when ‘SLA Gets Their Act Together’

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:09 am

There is a new wine bar on the precipice of opening on Orchard Street. But you’ll need to wait a bit longer before making Skin Contact. The space at 76 Orchard – formerly the doomed Ochado Ramen restaurant and subsequently dormant for five years – transformed over the last several months into this new venue. […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Hell Square High on ‘Hemped’

Posted February 5, 2020 at 5:08 am

The former American Apparel footprint is now fully occupied. Subdivided and split between three different stores. The latest, and third venue, to join the block (behind Dr Smood and Uni K Wax) is Hemped, the CBD dispensary which started on Bleecker Street a couple years ago. This satellite store opened on Orchard Street two weeks […]

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The ‘BIVE’ Nosedive on Orchard Street

Posted February 4, 2020 at 5:05 am

Barely a year after opening on Orchard Street, BIVE is no longer scooping. The health-conscious ice cream shop shuttered within the last few weeks. The token brown paper is in the windows and lights are off. Its social media pages are likewise dark, with no updates this month. BIVE opened at 95 Orchard in September […]

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First Look at Saigon Social on Orchard Street

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

Saigon Social is inching toward launch on Orchard Street. Branded vestibule arrived a couple weeks ago, while the dining room appears ready to go with tables and token mural. The casual style restaurant at 172 Orchard is apparently a few inspections from opening here in the former Mission Cantina. At the mercy of the bureaucracy. […]

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Replica Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Officially Unveiled Above Orchard Street

Posted January 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The grandeur of the Jarmulowsky Bank is now fully restored. Its historic rooftop cupola – removed nearly thirty years ago – is again part of the Lower East Side skyline. Workers this week removed the last of the protective netting from 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal), which was in place during the entirety of […]

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Two Men Brandish Knife While Shoplifting M&Ms from Hell Square CVS

Posted December 27, 2019 at 5:05 am

The brand new Lower East Side CVS got a Hell Square scare this past Sunday, when it was reportedly robbed at knifepoint. Shortly before 1:30 am Sunday morning, two men entered the pharmacy – located inside Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at 196 Orchard Street – and began to shoplift a bag of M&Ms. According to police, […]

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