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City Council Not Enthused About Developer’s Attempt to Alter Special Little Italy District Zoning

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

City Council is pushing back against one developer’s bid to alter the Special Little Italy District zoning protections, thereby allowing building upgrades at 55-57 Spring Street. Developer Joseph Brunner (aka JBAM), who acquired the property two years ago, seeks to construct a one-story addition that encompasses the rear courtyard. The construction would enlarge the retail units to the […]

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Spring Street Developer Attempts Override of Special Little Italy District Zoning with Courtyard Addition

Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

One developer in the heart of Little Italy remains committed to overriding the special zoning district for commercial gain. Concerned neighbors are likewise rallied in opposition. Developer Joseph Brunner purchased 55-57 Spring Street in July 2015 for $15.5 million (from Marolda Properties, sued by the state for tenant harassment). Residents and retail were affected much the […]

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Metallica is Opening a Weekend Pop-up Shop on Spring Street Tomorrow

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

Metal heads, open your wallets. Metallica is jumping on the retail bandwagon as promotion tool during its recently announced “WorldWired” tour. The roving pop-up concept kicks off tomorrow at 96 Spring Street, and will follow the band on its North American adventure. Fans can queue for exclusive items that can only be found in the […]

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Chef’s Club Opening Fast-Casual ‘Counter’ Space Tomorrow with Eggslut Residency

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:15 am

The Chefs Club – the revolving chefs restaurant in the base of the Puck Building – is one day from introducing its new high-end, fast-casual dining concept across the street. Chefs Club Counter debuts tomorrow and features a residency with LA-based Eggslut. This “Counter” extension is pitched as a more “approachable” version of the original, where […]

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Korilla BBQ will Open its Second Brick-and-Mortar at 55 Spring Street

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:11 am

No sooner did Ceci-Cela Patisserie and Eight Turn Crepe depart than the new class of tenants arrive at 55 Spring Street. Well, at least one new business. Today brings word that food truck favorite Korilla BBQ is opening its second brick-and-mortar location here. (Korilla HQ is on Third Avenue near Astor Place.) The facade of floor-to-ceiling […]

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Here’s the Likely Reason Why Ceci-Cela and Eight Turn Crepe Left 55 Spring Street

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

When the Renatus Group purchased 55 Spring Street two years ago for $15.5 million, its beloved ground-level business, Ceci-Cela, was given marching orders. There would be no lease renewal for the twenty-five-year old establishment, which officially departed Little Italy last week. So, the patisserie proactively found a new HQ at 14 Delancey Street and reopened […]

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Chefs Club Brings its Fast Casual ‘Counter’ to Former Spring Natural Space

Posted October 31, 2016 at 5:16 am

When Spring Street Natural was forced from its namesake street last year, the subsequent rent hike was essentially an admission that the next tenant would be something more bougie. We learned at the time of their departure from 62 Spring – back in late 2015 – that founding owner-operator Rus Schoenholt faced an expiring lease with a […]

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Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

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Ricky’s Opens Temporary Shop at Former Spring Natural Location

Posted June 2, 2016 at 9:24 am

Spring Street Natural closed its long-running restaurant at 62 Spring Street back in early January. The forced farewell – after thirty years, no less – was reportedly the result of an exorbitant rent hike. Yet owner Rustam Schoenholt didn’t give up and scored a new location around the corner on Kenmare. Since that time, the high visibility […]

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Ben Sherman to Officially Close SoHo Store Next Week After 10 Years on the Block

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

SoHo fashion outpost for anglophiles, Ben Sherman, has been on life support (i.e. month-to-month) since last fall. Its stay at 96 Spring Street was extended several times since October in order to deplete all inventory. As previously reported, the brand is ditching its longtime digs after exactly ten years on the block. When we first […]

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