Orchard Street

Max Fish Finally Confirms Closure, Announces Hunt for New Space

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:16 am

The six-year-old Max Fish reboot at 120 Orchard Street is not reopening. The bar closed at the outset of the pandemic and did not return. Back in September, we broke the news that Max Fish co-owner (and founder), Ulli Rimkus, is trying to sell the assets (Ulli Bar Corp) to a different corporate entity. Paperwork […]

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Zazzy’s Pizza Soft Launches in the Old Home of Rosario’s

Posted November 23, 2020 at 5:02 am

With Rosario’s Pizza now a proverbial footnote, its successor is now in play. Zazzy’s Pizza is now serving on Orchard Street, albeit in soft launch mode for the last couple weeks. For starters, the health-conscious pizzeria (there are plant-based vegan options) is open for dinner service, 5pm-10pm daily. The takeout window at 173 Orchard is […]

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Sneak Peek Inside the New Scarr’s Pizzeria on Orchard Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the first look inside the newer, larger Scarr’s Pizza on Orchard Street. As previously reported, owner Scarr Pimentel applied to remove and transfer the liquor license to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) in what was formerly the Lam & Associates insurance office. (A building now shared with Cheeky Sandwiches.) Community Board 3 signaled […]

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On Orchard Street, this ‘Sweet’ Store Slings Books and Brine

Posted November 19, 2020 at 5:19 am

In the spiritual home of pickles, it’s the marriage of books and brine on the Lower East Side. Indeed, a new small business called Sweet Pickle Books just opened at 47 Orchard Street. The newcomer, as previously reported, is a secondhand store offering customers “used books, new pickles.” As well as vinyl records and assorted […]

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Work Underway at New Orchard Street Home of Scarr’s Pizza

Posted October 22, 2020 at 5:07 am

Scarr’s Pizza is moving up the street. And the work has already begun. As previously reported, owner Scarr Pimentel applied to remove and transfer the liquor license to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) in what was formerly the Lam & Associates insurance office. (A building now shared with Cheeky Sandwiches.) Community Board 3 signaled its […]

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Orchard Grocer Announces ‘Vegan Bites’ Punchcard to Benefit Safe Horizons

Posted October 9, 2020 at 5:12 am

When the pandemic shutdown hit in mid-March, Orchard Grocer pivoted to become a virtual vegan grocery store. Six months later, ownership unveiled a to-go counter for their specialty house-made goods. Now, further inroads expansion within the vegan community. Chef Nora Vargas and founders Erica and Sara Kubersky have joined forces with several female-owned, plant-based restaurants […]

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Stolen Years Ago, Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Installs Replica Clock

Posted October 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

When it comes to the Jarmulowsky Bank Building, instances abound of “first time in a long time.” From its restored facade, windows, and wooden doors to the historically accurate cupola replica. Now it’s time to add the clock to that tally, too. Indeed, as part of the years-running hotel conversion spearheaded by DLJ Real Estate […]

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It Appears Max Fish is Selling Rebooted Orchard Street Bar

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

For the second time in years, obituaries are to be written for a Lower East Side classic. Max Fish, which defied the odds to reopen in a new location, might close down all over again. The first evidence of what’s to transpire here on Orchard Street is an application for a new liquor license at […]

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Secondhand Bookstore Comes to Orchard Street

Last modified December 1, 2020 at 10:31 pm

And today, in news out of left field… There is a secondhand bookstore coming to the Lower East Side. Down at 47 Orchard Street, the former home of Van’s General Store boutique. The new store is as yet untitled, but will feature used books, vinyl records, and assorted antique. “I have a large collection of […]

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Moscot Heads Uptown with New UWS Store

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Moscot eyewear empire is expanding, pandemic be damned. The multi-generational, family-owned business is headed to the Upper West Side. This news is dispatched just shy of a year from when the spectacle slinger announced a new outpost in Los Angeles. The latest location is scheduled to open this Friday in Lincoln Square (188 Columbus […]

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